Effective Immediately: I’m Closing My Ill-Used Spam-Attracting Forums That Barely Serve A Vestigial Purpose At This Point

Essentially: it does what it says on the tin. My bbPress forums were

a) Magnets for spammers of every *dol, Cia*, Dolc*gab* and Ho*ref*nance
2) CPU chewers for little payoff
D) Not really used by y’all or me*

So, in short, I’m deactivating them and shall breathe a sigh of relief.

If you’ve comments related to my posts, feel free to leave them in the, errrm, comments sections. If you’ve Elbee Elgee-related bugfixes or feature requests, plunk ’em in the Bitbucket issue tracker. I’ll also keep an eye on the forums over on WordPress.org in order to keep current.

In shorter short: so long, and thanks for all the fish, bbPress!

…Huh? Whazzat?

Egads! Cables!

Fear not, long-suffering readers, for lo!, I am yet alive. I’ve been reliving the last week each of the last three, namely: working ’til around 1am Monday and Tuesday followed up by general craziness with church-related stuff Wednesdays and Thursdays and then, more likely than not, time off on Fridays.

Things have calmed down for the moment, though. Be warned, however — the first person that says “Veritas”, “Legato Networker” or “JetStor” to me gets a withering stare and possibly a Vulcan Death Grip in return.

That is all that I shall say of the matter.

Blogging, Or Lack Thereof

So it’s readily apparent that my blog output has been woeful as of late. I could come up with a litany of excuses as to why this is so, but truth be told, it’s been a case of my heart not being in it.

Suffice it to say that Real Life Concerns have been weighing heavily upon my time, some of which I will discuss later, some of which I probably never will be able to.

Long and short of it, though, is that I’m still alive and kicking and hope to return to blogging form some time very soon.

In the meantime, may I offer you these exquisite LOLBirds for your consideration and edification?

Seasons’ Change

Regular readers will have noticed that updates have been, well, sporadic around these parts. There’s a very good reason for this: September 4th marked my 7th anniversary at my company; September 5th, I was offered a new job. Monday was my last day at my old company, which I’ve always declined to mention, as it just seemed prudent. (Let’s just call it Mock Seed Tartan.) Tuesday was my first day at the new place.

I’m excited to be working at Learning By Grace — I’ve been brought on as “Mr. IT”, platforms guy and hopefully will be able to help them make a transition from more of a startup mentality to one more focused on production and performance.

Leaving my previous job was definitely a hard decision, though primarily for one reason and one reason only: the people. Beyond Aron I had many, many friends there and I will miss each and every one dearly.

Hopefully my posting frequency will begin to go back up a bit as I get acclimated in my new surroundings. Thanks for the understanding.

And to those of you at ATL: thanks for 7 great years. I wish you all the success in the world.