Over the past few years I have been maintaining parts of the blogug.ch project, namely the list and the stats. I haven’t done any actual development on those since 2006 but they have been running fine.
From time to time I even confirmed the blogs to make sure they match our community guidelines. But time has been short for that and the list of unconfirmed blogs has been constantly growing with nobody else picking up the slack. This even though a few people have admin access and access is liberally granted. And of course the stats project shows that people just aren’t blogging anymore.
The final straw is that I now had to switch servers once again, as the old hoster proved unreliable.
So all of this combined brings me to the following decision: I will not migrate my blogug.ch projects to the new server and will no longer maintain them.
Please contact me if you want to take over. I’ll give you the full source code and access to the server.
There is one change I’m adding at the same time: I don’t accept comments anymore. My mail address is in the sidebar column on the right, feel free to mail me. And you can of course voice your opinions on your own blog and link back to me – I’ll probably link back to you from the original post if I find yours. Basically I got tired of fighting spam in my blog, but I already do a good job of filtering it in my mail inbox.
There’s a technical reason for the blog software change. I got fed up with babysitting the mongrel instances and so I decided a while ago to switch to a completely static solution for my blog. And PyBlosxom’s static rendering fits the bill perfectly.