Tailgrab has a new home and a new theme. Pretty much since the start of the site it’s been a self-hosted endevour, always learning how to do things via Google or just trial and error. I learned a lot over the years, much of which has been useful in changing professions over two years ago. Hmm that time frame seems familiar… Oh right, that’s when the site became dormant.
Two years ago I switched professions from an “uneducated” factory worker moving from job to job as layoffs happened, to now working in IT as a System Administrator at a medium sized company. This has kept me busy, too busy to maintain the server let alone finish writing the theme, fix all the old posts, and produce new content.
So… That means the site is no longer self-hosted on DigitalOcean but is now hosted by WordPress.com. I now no longer have to maintain the server, and no longer have to maintain the theme, addons, and security pitfalls that come with them. That’s now someone elses problem. I now get to worry about WordPress.com being hacked instead, yay.
However, this transition will also mean that I will not be bringing all the old content over. Some of it will be brought over, maybe even most of it. But so much of it isn’t worth the effort and dillutes the site, or is just plain bad. Time will tell what I bring over.
For the time being it’s the newest 10 posts of the old site so that the RSS feed doesn’t go nuts as I add back older posts, as it’s limited to the 10 latest posts. Hopefully that theory works out!