July 21st, 2006 by Andrew
After many long years of dealing with my own implementations of content management systems, I have finall caved in. I’m now using WordPress for my main “blog” and front page of amwhalen.com. I like all the nifty features, and I especially like the fact that someone else is coding the upgrades instead of me.
When it comes to programming, I’ve found that 9 out of 10 times I tend to reinvent the wheel when writing something. This site has always been handled with a CMS I coded, but I grew tired of maintaining it. I’ve gained a lot of experience in building database-driven web applications that suit my specific purposes, but it’s time to move on and do something new.
All the old blogging content is still here, as well as some new content. I went for a much simpler styling of the page, mainly to help with cross-browser complications and whatnot. I trimmed down many (ok, all) of the useless pages that went on and on explaining details of things that I don’t even care about anymore. Expect more frequent posts about very random things.