UPDATE 2023/12/31: This is the first post for my blog after I converted my personal website hecker.org to use Blosxom. I’m including it here for historical interest.

After a long period of neglecting my personal web site, I’ve decided to start my own weblog, with the goal of making it easier for me to publish new material and therefore (I hope) more likely that I’ll actually write more.

My plan is to write about things that interest me, on the theory that they might interest at least a few other people. As part of that I’ll occasionally discuss the volunteer work I’ve been doing for the Mozilla project.

While this site has been up and running for several weeks, today marks what I consider to be its official launch. The site design is frozen, at least for now, and I now have all the site features in place that I wanted to have, at least for an initial attempt. The major missing piece is a comments system; I’ve delayed doing this until or unless I can put some reasonable measures in place against comment spam.

After this date I won’t introduce changes to the site without careful testing, in an effort not to break things. I also won’t arbitrarily change the dates on entries, in order to avoid problems with news aggregators.