I’ve decided to move back to WordPress. I was blogging using the 1999.io CMS developed by Dave Winer, and although I like it just fine, it’s self-hosted on Linode and I haven’t been blogging frequently enough to justify the cost. (I’m already paying an arm and a leg for a VPS that hosts this and other sites like Sasstrology). As part of my clean-up effort, I’ll have to create a “1999” Amazon S3 bucket and start migrating my old blog posts there so that I can shut down my Linode instance.
Another reason I’ve moved back to WordPress is that I just want to simplify certain areas of my life. Right now I don’t feel the need to “play” with static blogging or JSON or whatever. I’ve enabled a fairly minimal WordPress theme, and I’ll just blog… and not sweat the backend.
Looking for work is slow-going. I attended a 1/2 day webinar yesterday on the job search, and learned that about 70% of jobs are unlisted — which means I absolutely have to network (I shudder just writing the word).
I do believe that “knowing people” is beneficial. The last job I got happened because a recruiter called my references, and one of my references reached out to me and said, “Hey, I hear you’re looking for a job. We’re looking for a freelancer.” 15 months later I was offered a full-time position that lasted close to four years. I never interviewed for it.
I recently signed up for Car2G0, which is a ride-sharing service which lets users open a smart car with an app, drive, and later park it elsewhere in the city (in the home area). It’s 41 cents a minute, and I’ve found a drive costs me about 1/2 the price of an Uber, so I’m happy that there are more options for city dwellers that don’t own a vehicle.
I’ve managed to keep off the 15 pounds I lost, but I’ve been stuck at my current weight for a few months. The last 5-10 pounds really are the hardest. I’ve been making it a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day, and right now I am preparing a whole-grain breakfast. I hope it’s good, because it’s a whole lot more work than pouring milk over Heritage Flakes.