Hello world! Welcome to the New DFE Blog

Well, those few of you who read the blog on a regular basis may be wondering why I decided to make the switch. There are several reasons, but the biggest being that there are just some features native to or easily added to most blogging software which are just impossible to add into the phpBB that I’ve been using. Not the least of which is the ability to see more than one entry at a time. I tried making that work with phpBB, but if it is do-able, it is beyond my means.

Additionally, syndication of this feed is much easier and more robust than with phpBB. You can use the Topics_anywhere.php thing, but really, its more of a hassle than its worth. I was also able to add on the trendy del.icio.us tags and links, which are actually quite helpful from the perspective of being able to post external articles of interest, even when I don’t have time to comment on them fully.

Anyway, I am hoping that people will like the new page, and I continue to tinker with it as I go.