Blosxom overload

This blog is served by blosxom. I like blosxom. Part of what attracted me initially was the existence of plugins. I’ve even authored one now. However, at this stage of its life I find the plugins are now experiencing a retrograde value curve. There are so many, and there are so many possible interactions amongst them, that using more than a handful is prohibitive. Since testing every plugin with every other is a factorial complexity problem, it just gets much worse every new one that comes along. I’m on the mailing list but I get overwhelmed with it. For that reason, I have pretty much stopped adding any plugins or even checking to see if there are updates to the ones I have. It takes too much effort to manage it, and since it ain’t broke, I ain’t fixing it. It takes so little to go from super cool to a drag.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.