Moved to Drupal. Hello Drupal!

As of today (October 5, 2009), I have moved all the content off the old into a new Drupal-based site, in order that I might not have to do so much manual labor in maintaining and updating the site.

This has been a long time coming, as I had the idea to move to a CMS (it was a heat between Drupal (for extensibility) vs. WordPress (for it's ease of use for blogging). But as I didn't know exactly what I wanted this site to become (is it about articles? the blog? photo galleries? what???), I figured Drupal would be the best choice, as I can have a lot more freedom in building out new functionality now. Wordpress is a little limiting if you want to really stretch your site into different directions.

I'm working on the site's theme right now, and probably will be tweaking it over the next few weeks. Please let me know if you have any problems or have suggestions for improvement!

As a sad side-effect, all the blog comments are gone. Forever. Wiped out. But have no fear, we can start new discussions on many new posts! I archived all the comments from the old 'Thingamablog' version of the blog, but can't repost them here (at least, not with my time constraints... it would just take a nice import script, but I don't have the time for that now).

I will be chronicling the process of building out this site in Drupal, and also exploring a few little oddities I've noticed in the way Drupal currently handles certain theming options/variables/methods, in a post on, sooner or later.


This is a test comment, and was the first comment ever to have been left on the redesigned For many years, the site has been html-only. Now, it is time for the site to become the site it was meant to be!

The site now has tons of great content, and a completely new style and interface, even simpler than before!

The site looks looks good.

I run a few Joomla 1.0.x sites that are getting really old. I might have to test out Drupal next summer and see it if's really a better option than an upgrade to Joomla 1.5.

It's worth a try, at least... upgrading from Joomla 1.0.x to 1.5 is just about as involved as porting the database, in my (limited) experience!