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July 31st, 2005

Welcome back

It took a while — okay, almost a year-and-a-half — but I am finally re-launching this site. My goal is to return to the source, so-to-speak, and write about my life as an “architecture geek” living in Los Angeles.

There are several important changes to the site, not the least of which is the debut of a new logo. The old logo has served me well, but it was time to do something new. I hope you like it.

I have also introduced several filing categories called “gates” — you may notice a distinct aeronautical feel to the new names around here — intended to make it easier to track down specific entries or browse similar entries.

One of the changes I wanted to make but ultimately could not: Abandonment of so-called “blogging software” like Movable Type and WordPress. It’s not that I don’t like using them, or that they aren’t up to the task. Rather, I felt that my desire to disallow public comments combined with the harsh reality that this site will never have a significant number of visitors — or, for that matter, a significant number of posts — to render the need for an “advanced” back-end publishing system as tremendous overkill.

In the end, however, some of the basic functionality I want to include here — a basic search function, cross-referenced archive pages, a calendar of posts — necessitated an automated process. Manually updating a half-dozen pages every time I posted would practically guarantee this site’s demise once again.

While I will do my best to keep it running like a well-oiled machine, there will be times that you, a visitor, will find a broken link or a mis-rendered page. I would appreciate your help in keeping this site in tip-top shape, so please let me know if there are problems.

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