This is one-half of my latest Grand Experiment. I’ve decided to check out this WordPress thing and, as usual, I’m going a little overboard with it. As I said – this is only one-half of it. The other half is a virtually identical blog, using the full WordPress engine (available here), on my home server.
Of course, my ‘home server’ was only marginally so up ’til now. Before this experiment, it was just an old computer, connected to our network and with the printers and scanner plugged into it. Now, though, it’s a real server, complete with the full Apache, MySQL and PHP package. I’m already leaning toward this latter setup, as the power and flexibility of it far outshine this one (I’m already loving the additional HTML and CSS capabilities, and I’m looking forward to packing my own personal Wiki into the deal). However, the low overhead of this space is hard to argue with. Especially since this place offers much of what I like about my other installation, at very reasonable prices.
So we’ll just kick back and see where this goes. Along the way, I’ll try to find the time for posts about the technical aspects of my home installation. So far, it’s been just plain fun.