is this thing on?

This is a test to see if this blog still works.

I've been in the market for a new blogging platform for several months.  I don't want to go to the bother of hosting it myself.  I've been on LiveJournal for years, but I wanted a fresh start.  I'm planning on writing on technical topics rather than personal ones.  LiveJournal just doesn't seem like the place for that.

Several people I know suggested that I try BlogSpot.  It turns out that I already have an account.  Sometime in 2005, I actually started here, but never followed through.  I don't expect many accounts that have been idle for six years suddenly wake up.

My regret here is that I cannot get '' and must resign myself to '2braids' instead.  Perhaps I'll look into getting some type of custom domain.

So here I go, I hope it won't be another six years before I post again...