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As you can probably tell from the drastic change to my layout, I am switching from CommunityServer (which you probably know as .Text) to WordPress.

Why?

I am  a Microsoft Kool-Aid guzzler.  As such, I have tried to keep my blog 100% .Net.  I worked through the betas and release candidates for CommunityServer.  I really wanted to make it work.

Unfortunately, the current version of .Text is not ready for prime time.  Trackbacks don’t work most of the time.  While the tool might be fine in a heterogeneous .Text world, most of the blogosphere uses other tools.

I chose WordPress because of the wide ranging themes and the ease of configuration.  

The switch over is pretty easy.  I’ve lost my comments, at least temporarily, but I’m trying to do some sql magic to restore them.  Please be patient. 

Links from other sites will probably take you to the old site.  I will leave that up until I find a way to redirect those links to the appropriate post on the WordPress blog.

Thanks for your patience.



6 Comments

  1. BUT . . . WordPress rules, too. PHP reminds me of old ASP Classic. I’d much rather work with real classes in C#, but no one seems eager to start a really good .NET blog application. With so many free ones out there, I understand why.

    What I don’t understand is why the CommunityServer people are so determined to create the world’s greatest discussion forum tool instead of the best blog. Seems to me that forums are soooo 2003.

  2. Well, I’m still a Microsoft guzzler. Having gone through the Sun/Oracle/Java world after HP TurboImage/COBOL/Gupta worlds, I realized that fun toys for engineers tend to make terrible investments for companies.

    C# rules

  3. Microsoft is all fine and dandy for playing video games, but not for..you know..doing stuff.

    And remember what the Bible says:

    The angels speak the language of UNIX.

    You can look it up!

  4. Thanks, Man. But I had very little to do with this look. It’s a freely distributed WordPress theme.

    BTW, I am SO happy with WP. I can’t believe I wasted so much time trying to get CommunityServer to work. .NET is a fantastic platform, and it’s a shame that no one has built a good blogging tool with it. If I had time, I’d take the lead.

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