The website transition is complete!

Just in time for Pride Month.

By: Erin

Posted: June 7th, 2024

About a week-and-a-half ago I made a test post on this new version of the website. After making the new Armbar Studios website (Mandy and I’s more “professional” endeavor, if you don’t know) I was bitten by the bug of experimentation and set to work to see if it was plausible to move the EMN programming guide site to this new multisite setup I had going. I figured that if I could, it would be easier to provide brand new updates and tweaks as necessary, keeping the guides updated and blessing the world with more articles than ever.

It turned out that it was not only plausible, but also a great idea! I’ve managed to, sometimes from home and sometimes from work, port every post and page and article over to this new site. Files I’m 50/50 on, but it’s all on my own server so it doesn’t matter that much. The important thing is that I’m going to be able to write so many new pieces and you’re just going to have to deal with that. I’ve already started, kind of! I have a new page full of in-jokes that will be entirely incomprehensible to anyone not already part of the subject of the page. I also moved my post about accidentally getting the secret gay ending in Tokimeki Memorial Girls’ Side 3 (and the associated PSP screenshot gallery) to its own page in Media Talk, and I’m brainstorming more things to share. I have a comedy page I’m having a good time writing for, and maybe I can finally get around to archiving more websites…

The coolest thing to me about this whole site update is how much nicer the RSS feed is. Seriously, go on the main page, copy that link, and put that in a feed reader. I’m even thinking of allowing people to subscribe via email. That’d be pretty neat!

I’m going to just have to swallow my pride here – I fought hard against WordPress for a very long time because last time I used it (about ten years ago?!) I was frustrated at how it was almost solely a blogging style platform and I hated all the themes for it. Turns out a decade of development and my own personal experience figuring out how to make it work for me was all it took to calm the stormy waters of my heart. Admittedly, another thing is that last time I used it it was as slow as hardened molasses and now it loads at a perfectly reasonable clip, but hey, you know how it goes. Anyway, as much as I enjoyed my humble HTML beginnings, learning Javascript and arrays with Zonelets, and static site generation with 11ty, it was time to move on. I hope you join me as we do so, and we can move into the future together.