title: It’s been a while
date: 2012-12-30 03:55:36
Many months have passed since my last post, and a lot has happened.
And, by now, you have probably noticed one big change -- this site is not running gasp or drupal (or wordpress for that matter).
I was playing around with gasp, in hopes of modifying it to work in a database-less (XML) mode. First, I messed with sqLite, then I moved onto pure file-based solutions.
That was when I stumbled upon Get Simple CMS. It had already implemented a lot of what I was trying to achieve.
And, the features that GS is missing (like integration with audio.js), I can easily implement in plugins to share with the community.
Aside from the change in cms, you are probably seeing a change in URL: stevenjaycohen.com has become sjc.sdf.org
I recently migrated my site over to sdf.org, a Public Access Unix system that has been online since 1987. I like supporting groups like SDF, in part, because they keep the original spirit of the internet alive.
And, owning my own domain, started to feel like overkill (or maybe hubris -- I'm not exactly certain). I just didn't need it anymore.
I'm still figuring everything out here at SDF, but expect things to evolve over here as I continue to explore and learn.