Some years ago when I was looking for some piece of useless information on the web, I came across Blogger–the creation of Evan Williams, who was the founder of Pyra Labs. Pyra was later sold to Google in 2003, and it still serves as the host for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of blogs. I knew a little bit about weblogs, but I don’t think I’d run into the term “blog” before that night. Blogger offered the opportunity to set up your very own blog for free. The hardest parts about the setup were coming up with yet another password and a catchy name. Evan William’s blog was called “Evhead”, and I wasn’t feeling particularly creative so I called that first effort “Techfoot,” and it’s pretty much followed me since.
The site is currently hosted on Bluehost, after I lost my .com domain with the demise of my previous hosting service (along with those of several colleagues who were hosting their materials there as a result of my recommendation).
It’s running on WordPress 1.5 using the “plain vanilla” theme by Chyetanya Kunte.
9/8/05– I’ve switched back to the default theme. The plain vanilla was a little too tightly packed for some of the longer posts that I’ve been writing.
4/28/06–After a long period of testing, I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.0.2 and everything seems to working OK as far as I can see.