July 15th, 2008 by Ken Hagler

How It Began

I cre­at­ed a weblog orig­i­nal­ly as a test of Radio User­land 8. I didn’t expect to make more than two or three posts before aban­don­ing it–after all, that’s what hap­pened with sim­i­lar and Free Con­ver­sant sites. Much to my sur­prise, I’ve been active­ly post­ing since Jan­u­ary 11, 2002, and I will prob­a­bly con­tin­ue indef­i­nite­ly.

Radio was more or less aban­doned years ago, and I switched to Mov­able Type. How­ev­er, I was unable to import the posts from the old Radio weblog. I was nev­er all that hap­py with Mov­able Type, and after a series of prob­lems when try­ing to upgrade it to the lat­est ver­sion I final­ly gave up and switched to Word­Press, the cur­rent soft­ware. An unex­pect­ed bonus of this was that it was pos­si­ble to import most (but not all) of my old Radio posts into Word­Press.

What It’s For

I’m using this weblog as a way to com­ment on sto­ries that inter­est me, most­ly hav­ing to do with com­put­ers, free­dom, or pho­tog­ra­phy. I don’t intend to write about my per­son­al life, since it is (by def­i­n­i­tion) per­son­al.

This weblog is not intend­ed as any kind of replace­ment for my main web site. That site con­tains sta­t­ic infor­ma­tion which I update rarely, and is much more focused and in-depth than a weblog.

Intended Audience

It would be fair to say that I have no par­tic­u­lar audi­ence in mind, because I don’t expect any­one to read this. I am a lib­er­tar­i­an, so read­ers who con­sid­er them­selves Chris­tians or Pro­gres­sives will prob­a­bly find some­thing to dis­agree with and be offend­ed by. This weblog is for my opin­ions, and I don’t claim to speak for any­body else.

This site could be seen as a real­ly com­pli­cat­ed way of talk­ing to myself. Of course I’d rather not see it that way! I pre­fer to see it as a place to share my views with the world in gen­er­al, and if nobody cares (which I think like­ly), that’s okay.

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