Moving to Squarespace / by Paulo Fierro

Back in 2003-2004 when I was still studying in Oslo I decided to write my own blogging "platform" as a way of getting of practicing my then-newfound Perl hacking skills. I wrote the admin interface in Flash, they talked to each other using this library called AMF::Perl which, though awesome, never made it passed version 0.15.

Fast forward to a week and a half ago when my host media temple upgraded the PHP install. Unannounced and unbeknownst to me they also upgraded their Perl installation which broke my site. The code is 8 years old, I'm not surprised - if you're interested it was the library that talks to the database that does something which has since been deprecated. I haven't written any Perl in at least 5 years so I'm not sure how to fix it. My interest in digging down and fixing a third party library is zero.

So after hearing so much about Squarespace on nearly every podcast I listen to I decided to give it a shot and here we are. Hopefully I'll be able to transfer over the old posts (at least some of them) but we'll see.

In any case, so far Squarespace seems great. And the best part is I no longer have to maintain it.