After a year in which we existed in blissful naivite, IdentityBlog has become a real target for blogspammers.
The bad news is that it's almost impossible for me to continue with my current technology, Radio Userland. I liked Radio, and I'll miss it.
But by now I've cheered up quite a bit – largely because my friends Dick Hardt and Keith Grennan at sxip took the time to show me the cool features of WordPress. Keith even put together a prototype that I could use as a starting point for “porting” the IdentityBlog.
I'm hoping this move will simplify the task of figuring out how all our stuff can work together.
Meanwhile, this progress comes at a cost, as always. For example, WordPress requires access to MySQL. This has meant that my ISP decided to move me from one server to another, with interruption of service Friday morning while DNS adjusted. Thanks to all those who pinged me about this.
As always, since blogging is not my day job, it might take me a little while to get the blog moved over and back to normal. I hope you'll bear with me since it's all for the greater good.