Three Years

May 24th, 2005 11:51 PM

Today is the third anniversary of the current incarnation of Life on Mars. It started out way back with my Book List, of which I’ve sadly read very few. In those days, I was using Blosxom, and using the name “Orange Creamsicle.” A lot has changed since then: a name change, a domain change, a CMS change, and several server changes, but I’d like to think that I’m still doing this because it’s fun, it keeps me writing and thinking, and it keeps you up to date on some of the things I’m up to.

I don’t post as often as I used to, although I try. My focus these days has been primarily drifting into the programming, the semantic web and photos, and if you’re not as into that sort of thing, I’m sorry. I don’t post as many cryptic, depressed, introspective, emo-ish rants anymore, and for that I’m not sorry. It was fun while it lasted, but being depressed isn’t a winning long-term strategy. I miss the fun of posting something cryptic and knowing that most of you wouldn’t understand, but things are going much better in my life these days and I’m happy that I don’t have to resort to avoiding the truth anymore. (Although I miss clawing at the truth and meaning with things like The Raw Uncut. It’s too bad I don’t tend to have that sort of IM conversations anymore.)

Anyway, here’s to three years. I think things have been going really well around here, and I hope that continues. I also think that it’s about time (again) for some changes to the look and feel of this place to keep things fresh. So expect to see some changes in the coming weeks.

And thank you for coming back. It wouldn’t be the same without you.


Its amazing how a blog becomes such a detailed map of ones evolution and transformation. Unfortunately, detail makes the larger context more difficult to derive. There is so much information, ony can only go back to a specific point and see what it was like then. It is hard to derive the context of how you got there or where you were heading without reading everything, but even then its almost too much information to process.

With almost anything you have the issue of how closely to focus to understand that thing. Focusing in too near gives detail, but denies context. Panning out too far gives context without the detail. Somewhere in the middle you get some of both, but all of neither, which is why we can never truly, fully understand.

Posted by: wonko on May 28th, 2005 2:06 PM