A Fresh Pair of Pink Socks

It’s been about five years or so since I had a WordPress.org install powering a weblog of my own, and not for testing, import or happiness purposes. It would seem that 3 years of WordPress.com support has turned certain areas of my brain to mush1, so I’m sincerely hoping that Ian and MT never notice the appalling mess I’ve made after a weekend of chopping Twenty Ten to bits.

Being still of impatient sort, this site is running a 3.0-alpha nightly build from yesterday, which I’ll set to auto-update on a daily basis. There are also a few plugins there too.

I now remember why I slowly stopped bothering to maintain a weblog in the first place: despite absolutely no design skills or aesthetic ability to speak of, I’m so damn anal that I can (and did) spend an entire afternoon agonising over the size and placement of one single link. I think it’s time to accept that at some point, I just have to stop faffing and start writing.

I suspect there are perhaps one, or maybe even two people still around out there who remember the previous blog, Pink Socks. I’m too mean with my money to pay the £200 necessary to get pinksocks.co.uk back. So, here we are at hanni.me after a brief flirtation with various other irksome (ha!) domain names.

It seemed fitting to move on with so much having changed in the last 7 or 8 years, on both a personal and professional level. Look ma, ain’t life grand.

  1. Simply because I’m no-longer required to code on any kind of regular basis, I should add. I’ve otherwise learned more than I could ever imagine, and couldn’t be happier..! []

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  • Bothered? Hardly! Happy to see Twenty Ten turned into something new — a sensation I imagine I’m going to be feeling on a rapidly increasing basis quite soon. Hey, a Twenty Ten pro tip for you! Add input and textarea to your declarations in Typekit, and your commenters will get to use the cool fonts when composing, too! 🙂

  • Hey Hanni,

    Nice to see you blogging again. I love your title of Happiness Engineer and I think you certainly lived up to it by answeriung one of my queries on wordpress.com. As much as I loved pinksocks for me it was visually overwhelming and I think I much prefer the minimal theme and domain name here 🙂 I too have ditched my previous blogs and started afresh many a time and I can relate to what you say about being concerned and particular about synthetic appearances. That’s why I decided to use Thesis and just leave everything to it. This time my blog is very much about my career and a professional and technical presence so it has no personal content though I wish I’d saved my previous blogs as much effort went into them!

    Take care.


  • Hurrah! Nice to see you’ve found a permanent blogging home. I’ve moved everything to WordPress (sadly, Injader is no more) and I now have many more blogs than I did before.

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