Casting off the detritus.

So, a time comes in every person’s life when they have to purge and rearrange things.

I had to do this a couple of years ago when I lifted roots and moved back to Atlanta to do the PhD thing. It’s really quite amazing how much one person can accumulate in a single space.  I’m beginning to see this problem now where I’m living at the moment. I was able to move all my stuff up to Atlanta in the back of my truck (with some effort); at this moment, I’m not sure I can do that anymore.

But this post isn’t about purging real things.  This is about purging other things. Specifically, stuff you did on your website when you were 20 or thereabouts; the curse of growing up in The Digital Age of Internetness. I’ve got quite a bit of that, since I’m pretty sure I haven’t added anything sufficiently new to it since 2005, aside from occasional redesigns and deleting things that should’ve been long deleted.

We are now in 2012.  Personal websites are almost a thing of the past for most folks.  And if you do have one, it should be well-maintained.  Mine has not been well-maintained.  Digital cobwebs everywhere.  Relics and artifacts.  Web design that isn’t up to de facto standards.

This shall not stand!

I’ve got some things in mind to fix up the ol’ web presence again; mostly starting off with fixing the design and maybe doing something, you know, modern and updateable and organized. Then there will be a Great Renaming of directories, which will probably break some people’s long forgotten bookmarks. I’m sure this will be okay. And then mass archiving and deleting of old things nobody really cares about.

And then it will be awesome. At least in an increment of 20%.

And right now, I’m gonna clean up some old images.

 

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One Response to Casting off the detritus.

  1. Jen says:

    Yay for new beginnings! I look forward to seeing the evolution to awesomeness.

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