It's funny, but the name of this website brings so much clarity to this work. Sometimes it seems so inescapably futile; other times it helps me stay balanced, knowing it's all futile. So, don't sweat it.
I haven't done much updating on my site in the past year, and it's been noticeably neglected. No new material, broken URL's, missing pages, and links, it was a mess!
I did at some point change the theme to a dark theme, from a white one (or lite, I guess). This appealed to the sensibilities of my dark, pitch-like heart, but it created further problems with objects or text that where already black, and now were invisible on the page. I've had to go through various pages and see what they look like in the dark theme, and edit them accordingly.
I've also removed certain pages I decided I didn't want to pursue or focus on anymore. I guess it's part of the process of figuring out what I really want from this website, and making it my own, instead of a regurgitation of the internet as a whole. I think this has added to the appeal of the site, but also limited my scope of work, in some ways.
The last couple of days, I've been tweaking a few things here and there, and re-reading some of my old site update posts. This led me to decided to make a new update to let you know of some new...well, updates.
I've already mentioned the dark theme, and the various changes needed to accommodate this. Then there was the decision to drop certain pages and/or articles from the site. Sorry for all the broken links! I may get around to them someday. And I've finally and forever, this time, decided to give up on shortened URL's. The various services I've used never quite worked the way I wanted, and honestly, I think the use of shortened links is coming to an end, or at least tapering off. For my needs anyway, they were never that useful, and as passionately as I wanted to use them, I've had to admit and accept this. I know, everyone of you, meaning myself, will be devastated by this news. It's okay, we must soldier on.
I don't know why having shortened links was so important to me, but for some reason I so desperately wanted them. However, they always caused me more grief than pleasure.
At any rate, I've had to learn to let some things go, and just roll with it. I can't allow my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for perfection run this website, because that would keep me from participating in other endeavors, like eating and sleeping. You know, those fun things I like to do, just as a hobby.