The Wolf: Maybe I can give you guys a ride. Where do you live?
Vincent: Redondo Beach.
The Wolf: In your future… I see a cab ride. Move out of the sticks, gentlemen.
—Pulp Fiction (1994)
So if you’re paying attention—and chances are, you’re not—you may have noticed a few changes here at Baltimore Diary.
First, there’s a new layout. I’m not quite sure I’m happy with it, but I’m still fooling around with it. We’ll see how that shakes out. The TV and movie quotes will remain; they’re a fun gimmick, even though they’re also probably the hardest part of my blog posts. Sometimes it takes me longer to find a good quotation than it does to write a post.
But the other important thing is that Baltimore Diary has its own domain now! Welcome to BaltimoreDiary.org!
There’s no more clunky Typepad address to deal with, and I think that’s pretty much all the difference for you. That, and the URLs of the posts appear to be a little less straightforward. But that’s OK, given that the URLs for the posts with longer titles tended to get weirdly complicated.
This blog is powered by WordPress software, as opposed to the Moveable Type software that Typepad works with, and while all 800-something of the posts have ported over, the formatting may be a little clunky, or images may be missing. I’ll do my best to straighten some of that out.
Incidentally, this has nothing to do with any dissatisfaction with Typepad; they were a good home for many years. I just wanted a little bit of a different look, and the company that handled the domain purchase offered up a really good deal for the hosting, and that’s about that. Maybe that’s a little cold-blooded on my part, but I’m sure everyone will get over it before long.