Though it pains me to do so, I’ve installed WordPress. It pains me because up until this very moment I’ve written everything I’ve ever hosted on any of my websites myself, from scratch. This time, though, I’ve gone with an existing system simply because I don’t have time to write my own blogging software. More importantly, developing web software for seven hours every day of the week leaves me less than enthusiastic about writing web apps when I get home.

Anyway, I’ve decided to start this because I’ve just begun developing homebrew for the Nintendo DS, and it seemed like a good idea to keep a development diary. As I’m now up to nearly 8,000 words, or 4/5ths of an undergrad dissertation, I thought I’d get the thing uploaded before the text editor I’m using gets too bogged down. I shall, therefore, splat the whole thing here in one mammoth posting session, and ye shall quake before the poorly-explained C++ code and badly-written-at-1AM wittering in between.

I should note that I am terribly impressed with the WordPress system so far. BlueHost (my very cheap, very reliable, and very feature-packed host) use a system called “Fantastico”, which must be an open-source jobbie designed to install other web systems with little user effort. Half a dozen clicks later and WordPress is up and running. The admin interface is very polished, even if I did spot an AJAX problem fairly early on.