Over the past 6 months, I made a few error in judgements that have affected my ability to author stuff on the blog.
I started worrying about migrating content from my blog
Stupid. Really stupid. I have most of the posts available as staic HTML (it was a Movable Type powered blog). In the end, I’ve decided that it is easier for me to FTP them up and statically manage it rather than let octopress manage it.
I started messing around with hardware (new SSD in my late-2008 Macbook Pro, work laptop died, new Hackintosh build)
I think that it was an error to attempt so many hardware changes. The SSD purchase has given my Macbook Pro a new lease on life, but it has been buggy (or rather the nVidia SATA controller is a POS) with many beach balls (even with the newest firmware for the Vertex 3).
I can’t do anything about my woes with company hardware. But setting this stuff up each time is kind of a pain and updating to Mountain Lion didn’t help.
I’m considering doing all of this in a Linux VM that I can copy around, but that seems to defeat the purpose, nor would I be able to use my preferred-text-editor-of-choice. Xubuntu 12.10 is quite nice now. It’s more than functional without the learning curve that Unity brings to the plate with Ubuntu. Runs great in a VM on both my Air and Macbook Pro.
I still don’t know why I re-built my Hackintosh PC. It was an unnecessary side project (but the thing is a beast – i5 3750k, 32 GB of ram + 2 SSDs + 3 TB of storage). Runs both Windows 8 pro and Mountain Lion beautifully.
All distractions building up a tension or desire for me to write again.
Glad to be up and running and hopefully, it will be a bit more regular.