In case you missed it,

B&N is dumping all old NOOK owners near the end of the month. For what it’s worth, Amazon stopped updating the first generation Kindle store around 2013.

“Dear Valued Customer,

Over eight years ago, we launched our first NOOK® eReader, and we were thrilled to have you as one of our first customers for what has become a tradition of offering great books on demand to readers. We want to thank you for your loyalty and continued support of the NOOK 1st Edition and NOOK products.

Because of advancements in our eReader technology, we wanted to let you know that, unfortunately, we are unable to continue to support the NOOK 1st Edition.

Please note that as of June 29, 2018, you will not be able to purchase new content, register with a BN.com account, or sign in using a NOOK account on your NOOK 1st Edition. However, you will still be able to access your existing library, or download new content, by using our NOOK Reading Apps™ for iOS, Android, or Windows, on mobile and tablet devices, as well as any of our other NOOK devices.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 877-831-2393 Monday-Friday 8AM–11PM ET and Saturday-Sunday 9AM–11PM ET. Please be prepared to provide your NOOK 1st Edition serial number. If you need assistance locating your serial number, click here for instructions.

We truly appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to provide you with the great NOOK experience and to welcome you at Barnes & Noble stores.

Sincerely,
Barnes & Noble”

I’ve thought about going to WP, upgrading and updating my 10 year old TextPattern plugin code bases, and even gone so far as testing with Ghost, Grav, and similar tools to see what would be a good fit moving forward. I don’t like any of them.

Actually, I’m hacking HTMLy to do what I want; other than multiple-site/domain access, it mostly does what I need, even if I still don’t really like the entire idea of keeping localized Markdown data for my entries.

I’ve already made a semi-dynostatic change to the headers, and will work at adding a replacement for my old contact form. Other than some issues with static page titles not matching URL schemes (HTMLy is still fairly limited), and the afrementoned issues of multiple domains and dynamic SSL support, expect a complete change here for the first time in over a decade.

I may remap old IDs, but don’t expect qbid=42 (Software) to work any longer- it’s been gone for 12 years.

Although my first “Internet Archive” archival was not until December, 1998, I’ve had this domain for 20 years.

Created Date: 1998-03-11

I suddenly feel very, very old.

For what it’s worth, the old procmail (yes, procmail) recipe asking for my resume hasn’t worked for quite awhile. I’m not planning on bringing it back, either.

I have, however, brought back my old signature.

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