Fifteen years ago, I wrote my first post here. Now, my archives page says there are 2,565 posts. That doesn’t count the many obnoxious posts I decided didn’t represent well. There are probably more that could be deleted. Yup.
Most of the posts here still make me happy. It’s common for me to have a conversation with someone and be tempted to pull out my phone and search for a relevant post.
Over the years, this blog has watched a lot of changes.
This site has always been self-hosted WordPress. I started in the earlier days of WordPress, with version 1.2.1. Now WordPress and I are on version 5.3.2. I flirted with Blogger, but it wasn’t serious.
I started with shared hosting, then went with a dedicated WordPress hosting provider. Now I’m using a Digital Ocean virtual private server with free Cloudflare CDN and JetPack image processing/serving. It’s amazing what $5 per month can get you these days.
When I started, I wanted anonymity, using blogan.net as the domain. Sometime later, I removed the mask and transitioned to brentlogan.com. This is me.
Those I started blogging with don’t anymore. Those I convinced to start blogging also don’t. Their sites might still be up, but they haven’t posted in years. To me, that’s sad. For them, probably not. They’re now on Facebook or Instagram, probably both. It works for them.
I added some locally-hosted visitor analytics a while back.1It doesn’t track you and send your information to a third party. It allows me to see what are currently my most popular posts.
- P0401 Code Fix For 2001 Honda Odyssey
- Single Character Smiley
- Pacific and Atlantic States will Share the Same Time Tonight
- Fetching the Christmas Tree — 2019
- Never make fun
- “Sick of Politics” is privilege in action
- Solve this if you are a genius
- Tabletop Trebuchet
- Cannon Beach
Yeah, I wrote only two or three of these this year, depending on how you count. A couple more are quotes from other people. It’s how the web works.
Series and Themes
Over the years, I’ve settled into a few themes. Here are links to some of them.
- Pictures from planes
- Pictures of clouds and the sky
- Visits to Cannon Beach
- Animated gifs
- Dawson Creek
- Photo spot across from the Hillsboro Airport
- Monthly bicycling recaps
- Favorite photos of the year
- Fourth of July
One of these days, I might settle down to a single topic. Until then, this will continue to be a place for me to experiment, learning web technologies, and have fun sharing what’s important to me at the moment.
And a place for visitors to learn a little more about me.