Sunset of the Photolog

I’ve come to a decision about my photolog. You’ve probably noticed that there is no longer a “BPBP” thumbnail in the sidebar. It’s simply been too much trouble in terms of templating and maintenance to handle two separate weblogs for journaling and photography. So, effective immediately, “BPBP” is no more.

Anyway, I walked home from work a couple of days ago. It was a beautiful day: clear and breezy, birds singing, people playing softball on the National Mall as runners jogged by. I walked by the Capitol and Union Station on my way to the local grocery to get a can of Senate Bean Soup, and snapped a few photos with my Zire 71:

… And yup, that’s how it’ll work from now on. I’ve imported all the photolog data into my main archives, freely intermingled with other entries as part of a single integrated weblog experience. Images have been resized to fit, and links have been corrected. Now the photos will have comments and context, and I don’t have to worry about maintaining two sets of templates. It’s all about consolidation these days. I count Antipixel and Andy Budd among my sources of inspiration for this move.

Oh, and the Senate Bean Soup was excellent.


  1. amy says:

    great photos

  2. Mike says:

    You should switch to WordPress (, Paulo. By default, it has only one template, though you’re certainly not limited to that. Since the look of the site is primarilly controlled through the stylesheet, it only takes me a few hours to redesign my blog, as I don’t have to mess with eleven (or is it thirteen?) different templates.

  3. Paulo says:

    I did consider switching to WordPress, but the single template just wouldn’t work for randomizing CSS layouts. ;) Well, not easily, anyway.

  4. Mike says:

    Ask and you shall receive…

    The fourth item is a style-switcher. :)

  5. Paulo says:

    Ah, but it’s a javascript-based on-demand style switcher. I want a PHP-based CSS randomizer which startles and amazes the site visitor everytime without putting any load on the client-side. Anyway, I’m still sticking with MT for the multiple weblogs; there’s other projects on this server for which I need it.

  6. I just switched from MT to WordPress. It’s running a css switcher.

  7. Paulo says:

    But it’s still not a randomizing PHP-based style switcher which operates independently from the weblogging system. Nope, I’m not switching to WordPress, at least not yet.