One of the things that is a bit odd about setting goals and doing all this work is that when I’m done, the list isn’t the sort you just memorize. You need to work on it regularly to make progress, and you need a way to remind yourself what the goals are so you don’t skip one. I hesitate to say “see the big picture” as it isn’t exactly about the bigger picture. It’s about seeing the details. So I’ve put them all in a single graphic for myself. Eight overarching goals, 25 ongoing, and 11 bucket list items. I know, 44 sounds like a lot. But PolyWogg 4.0 can handle them. I’m committed to the quest.
The other thing I want to do is give myself a separate logo for the year. Given that I’m pitching it to myself as a quest, something a little “knight”-like seems in order. So I went back into the archives and found a crest that resembles the Sadleir crest, which is the closest I can find. » Read the rest
So, I disappeared for most of a year with the arrival of my son. And after I got a whole host of movie reviews up on the old site, DRUPAL started giving me glitches. It never looked quite right, so I opted to just ditch worrying about it.
But in the last few weeks, I’ve thought long and hard about what I really want the site to do and how I want to approach it, and finally came to some basic realizations.
My hoster is fine if I don’t muck around with databases.
If I avoid heavy databases like MYSQL or MSSQL, that takes a whole whack of content management systems out of the equation. Including MediaWiki which I actually managed to get working closer to what I wanted, even though it was using a database. But in the end, it was still too complicated for what I wanted to do, and not worth the overhead.