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Thursday, February 04, 2010

If I had my way, I would tear this whole building down
I feel like the End Times are upon us. First Haloscan sends me a "Your money or your comments" ultimatum email. Apparently, they've decided to get out of the comments game, and are forcing me to switch platforms and/or lose all the old comments. I know nothing about other commenting platforms except that they tend to be havens for spam.

And now, Blogger tells me that it is ending its FTP thingy, which I don't totally understand, but is the reason this site is published through the Blogger interface but ends up at my own url instead of a "" one. I mean, what's next -- they're going to start making us pay for Hulu and the New York Times website? What's that? Uh-oh.

Well, I have been meaning for a long time to do a serious redesign here at BTQ. And when I say "a long time," check out how many defunct blogs are still listed on the sidebar here to get an idea of how neglectful I've been of the design/behind-the-scenes aspects of this place. I'm not knocking former co-blogger Fitz-Hume, who handled much of that gruntwork, but it's like when your roommate moves out, and there's a couple of boxes of miscellaneous junk left around that neither one of you can remember bringing in.

So, if anyone reading this is interested in helping me re-work this site (and probably move to WordPress or some other host that will allow me to continue using this url) and figure out what to do about the comments, I would love your help. Given the relatively short deadlines I've gotten from Haloscan and Blogger, I would need to do this pronto, as in within the next couple of weeks. I'm willing to pay a moderate amount for the technical help (ideally, cleaning up code and getting me to a point where I can run things once you take the training wheels off) and some aesthetic redesign help.

Any advice, pointers, contacts, etc., much appreciated.

The source for this post's title: The Grateful Dead tune "Samson & Delilah."

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