Those few that actually have looked at this blog over the last few months, have seen major changes in design and speed. Actually that's because I've moved away from Wordpress to a static blog. Meaning no database, no php driven live pages.
Actually, Wordpress taught me a lot. About security and the relentlessness of the slime that would do everything in their power to gain control of sites for their own twisted purposes. This site gets over 300 hits a day from china and russia trying to hack in. Just give it up. I keep a fairly close watch on this site and it is taken off line if there are indications that anyone has even come close to gaining access.
So far, there has been only one actual access and that was when the server had no security at all set up. I happened to catch that access within thirty minutes and have been dilligent since then to lock down the server and keep a close watch on status. Even though there's no money at stake or prestige. This is a simple site that I keep on hand to share a few thoughts and stuff with close friends.
I stopped using Wordpress due to the nature of the attacks. Wordpress is the most used software, thus most attacks are against Wordpress.
So, I went to a static blog that has no moving parts exposed as surface area. PHP has been uninstalled. The script that creates the web sites is a perl script that runs every few hours to check if there are new posts and adds them to the site as regular old web pages.
Wordpress has it's advantages when running a high speed multiuser blog. But for this little thing this will work just fine. It's faster too with my limited connection speed.
Now that the site is more stable and I'm learning more about the script I use, I'll be adding more posts. Have a couple more Gnomeron videos to review. And some new art to post. Should be some fun coming over the next few months.