I’m still using WordPress personally, and I still recommend it professionally. I do great deal of new site prototyping in WordPress (even if the final site isn’t). Even with the flexibility of custom post types, a fairly robust plug-in architecture, and the option of the multi-user network – I long for the lean, mean WordPress of 2004.
Or at least a viable competitor for a simple weblog in 2011.
I agree with Brent Simmons that this hypothetical system needs to have a 5-minute or less setup time. I don’t believe it should be in PHP.
For a while now I’ve been tracking Aaron Quint’s work on using sammy.js & CouchDB to build out web applications. While it’s not as technically mature as I’d like (nor do I have a sandbox up) it’s very compelling. Especially with CouchDB’s baked in versioning, feeds, and replication.
Wednesday night, I came down with strep throat. Thursday, after a nurse at the clinic confirmed it – I started taking penicillin. Almost immediately, my throat was better. Also almost immediately, my hand started swelling up.
Back to the clinic, where the doctor suspects cellulitis from a minor burn I received a week ago (so minor it’s not even visible on these pictures). That was being aggravated by the penicillin She gave me a different antibiotic – one focused on the cellulitis, less so on the strep.
If the swelling goes past the black line – I head back to the clinic.
Note: this post (like many of my others) is a record for me to track re-occurances or anomalies.
I woke up Saturday not feeling well – and it went downhill from there. Aching joints, extraordinarily tired, mild nausea, waves of chills, a strange metallic taste in my mouth, and a sharp pain in my left armpit. No cough, fever, or sore throat.
All highly unusual – none of it conducive to parenting. Especially odd as no one else in the household had any recent symptoms. Nor had I been anywhere unusual in the past couple of days. I made it through the day and went to bed when the kids did after dinner.
After sleeping fourteen hours – I was back to normal again.
This was so quick, debilitating, and out-of-nowhere – I needed to write it down.