June 13, 2004 by Allen George
I think an explanation might be in order.
Over the past few days, no entries for this current month have gone up. This is not because I haven’t been writing them (far from it!) but because I’ve been waiting.
Two days ago, out of sheer curiousity, I browsed over to my old engineering page. Created back in the day when I had little or no knowledge of HTML, CSS or the like, it was an ‘attempt’ to create a webpage & blog. I maintained the page regularly, writing blog entries almost daily. When I shifted over to Movable Type, I had entries dating as far back as March 2002.
I carried over none of these, choosing instead to make a clean break with my past and maroon them on the engineering server. I think, if you read my previous entry, you’ll get an idea about my rationale behind that. Some points I espouse are rooted in my reflections on the day of the change.
I’ve viewed these two webpages as distinct entities. Their style, content and writing methodologies differ vastly. I was ashamed of my earlier entries. I was ashamed of who I used to be. It’s been that way for over a year now.
Two days ago, I knew, (like it or not) that these entries represented me. It’s a fascinating insight into who I was and how I’ve changed over a two year period. With that epiphany, came the decision to integrate these entries fully into my current blog. And so started the painful process of hand-importing my older entries into my MT installation. I also decided that although I’d write additional entries over those days, I wouldn’t post them until all my older entries were imported. Not sure why I did that…
Today, at 09:30 PST I finished the import process and you’ll now notice a much larger archive section to the right. I hope it proves to be…interesting, thought provoking. I can ask for no more.