Back in blog
After a short hiatus and finally escaping the confines of blogspot to my own web site and publishing this weblog using Movable Type, I am back to blogging. For those who posted comments about my previous departure from the blogosphere, thank you. I kind of felt like I was present for my own eulogy from reading those postings and I felt kind of bad for not mentioning my future return to blogging in my first farewell post. Before I break out in a Sally Field “You really love me” outburst, thanks again.
I bought the domain name of www.splendoroftruth.com in honor of the Pope’s Encyclical Veritatis Splendor, which for those Latin-challenged as I am – Splendor of Truth. And now Richard Chonak of Catholic Light won’t be able to complain about illegal URL naming conventions in my blog name (Previously I had used jeff_miller.blogspot.com which had an underscore in it causing some browser not to be able to see the site).
I have also changed the name from Atheist to a Theist to The Curt Jester mainly since I no longer desired having the word atheist in my blog title and also to more accurately pertain to the thrust of my blog, which is hopefully a humorist take on the world via the eyes of the Catholic Faith. I was a class clown growing up and thought Jester was appropriate and curt seemed to describe my short blunt comments and besides the word pithy is much overused since Bill O’Reilly brought it into style. Also due to my punning propensities I thought the title a good pun.
I mainly choose Movable Type as the software to use for blog publishing because it seems to be used by many heavyweight blog sites, highly configurable, good support and future growth. But what really hooked me was the installation said that I would have to mess with cgi scripts and that they could do a paid installation if it was too difficult. That naturally appealed to the geek in me that it wasn’t simple to install and dealt with modifying and FTP’ing files to the server. I naturally made the Tim Allen “Tool Man” grunt sound when contemplating the geekiness of the install. Unfortunately it wasn’t that difficult to install and get running, so if your are thinking about using Movable Type the installation documentation makes it pretty easy and wearing a pocket-protector isn’t necessary. Another advantage is that it has an integrated comment systems so that I don’t have to rely on commenting systems that are either slow or get knocked out for a period of time.
So if you are new to my blog – welcome and if you are a previous reader of my old blog, well then you already know what to expect.