My own URL shortener

So I guess the modern equivalent of the vanity email address is the vanity URL shortener. I registered ian.lc because it was available and cheapish and because bit.ly’s links keep getting longer and longer. I tried both Google’s and Bit.ly’s BYO domain shorteners and didn’t like them at all. Google forces you to use a …

Give me convenience

I used to track WordPress updates, plugin updates and my own manual site changes using git. I wrote a whole post about it. Either fortunately or unfortunately WordPress launched their update framework which is so much easier than what I was doing. I’ve given up on my old technique and moved to using WordPress’ update …

Tracking WordPress using Git

Update: I don’t do this anymore. I publish this blog through WordPress, for reasons I’ve outlined before. I run it with a custom theme and a bunch of plugins though, and I wanted a convenient way to keep my WordPress install up to date without having to reinstall everything all the time. I wanted source …

Moving from Drupal to WordPress for blogging

I really like Drupal quite a lot. It’s powerful and flexible, it’s code is clear and well written and it’s extension mechanism is one of the best I’ve ever seen. All this flexibility tends to distract me from actually writing blog posts. So I’ve moved back to WordPress. If you’re reading this over RSS expect …