I have been planning to add an “About” page to this site for about four years. Everybody who’s anybody has an “About” page. People who visit and know not what a blog is must wonder what this site is “About”. I just never seem to get around to it. I have no idea what this site is “About”. And every time I take a crack at it I can never seem to be as pithy as all the other great “About” pages I’ve seen on blogs over the years.
But I do know how I made this site. And — more or less — I can tell you when I made this site. So I guess I’ll do that and call it an “About” page.
First I’ll tell you the “How”:
- This site is currently published using a CMS called WordPress. I utilize (and have built) quite a few “plugins” for WordPress to make my life easier. You can see all the plugins that I use here on my plugins page.
- This site — like the dozen or so other ones I run — is hosted at Dreamhost.
- I write most of my posts right in the WordPress editing screen. For longer posts, or to edit templates or code, I use a text editor called EditPad. I’ve used this handy text editor since at least 1996. It’s basically a souped-up version of Notepad, the silly little program that comes with Windows.
- I am not an artist. Most of the graphics here are ones I’ve found on the internet. The few custom ones I made myself using Adobe Photoshop and a ton of banging my head on the desk. If you’re interested, you can see all of my header logo files.
- When I want to move files from my laptop to my site, I use WS_FTP, the same file transfer program that I have been using since 1996.
That’s really it. It’s not that complicated. I am what most people would consider “old school”.
Now the “When”: