A Close One

I’m happy that Obama won the election. I don’t think he’s by any means perfect, but I definitely don’t want a commander in chief who believes he’s going to get his own planet after he dies. That said, my happiness about Obama’s reelection is tempered by the fact that the popular vote was almost dead even. As a country, we really are very divided about who we are and where we want to go in the future. It’s going to take a lot of work to achieve the kind of unity we’ll need to make any truly substantive forward progress.

so i put the blog back online

I took the site down for a while as I wasn’t ever posting anything. But now that posting things hasn’t been anĀ option, of course I want to post things. So I’ve put it back up. My interest was in no small part because I’m looking to figure out a pretty idealized hosting setup for a single VPS WordPress installation again. To that end, I’m using a nice modern version of PHP, and I’m running a build of Nginx that has the SPDY patch applied and the Naxsi firewall module added. I’ll be playing around with these over the next few days, if anything interesting comes up I’ll (hopefully) post it here.