Good news, Everyone!
You may have noticed some changes around here. Mostly good changes, I hope.
The first big change is the upgrade to Movable Type 4. Unfortunately my highly customized MT3 theme would not play nice with the new MT4 templates, so I am using one of the new stylesheets. The hills and trees are nice. Next, I brought the color theme over to my Gallery so that they blend together a bit better even though they are completely separate applications.
My favorite new addition to the site is a PhotoMap, a plugin that shows all of my photo albums on a Google map. I know that there is a cluttered mass of pins along the Sierra Nevada, but the maps lets you zoom in to get finer detail. I’m still adding to my Gallery and PhotoMap as I finish porting some old photo albums in from Webshots and my old Coppermine photo management, so it will only get more cluttered. I’ve got to stop backpacking so much. Heh, right.
Lastly, I added Google Ads to the page. My photo collection is growing, and with that growth comes additional server space. Along with that growth comes traffic. So I’ve outgrown my $4 a month hosting plan and have upgraded to a more expensive plan that has the space and bandwidth I need. It’s also more expensive. If something seems a bit, um, inappropriate, let me know and I’ll add it to the ad filter.
I’ve spent the past three weekends not catching fish in the East Bay regional parks, so this weekend I’m heading back to the mountains while the passes are still open to see if the trout over there like me better. It shouldn’t be too long before the entries here are trip reports and nice pictures once again, instead of this website mumbo jumbo. Stay tuned.