It was about time. The EP Studios website was soooo 2013. An overhaul was long overdue.
As you may have noticed, the site looks different now. I upgraded to the WordPress Twenty Twenty theme, nicely mobile-friendly. I flattened out the menu–no more submenus. I eliminated some outdated pages. I upgraded the remaining pages with new screenshots of the apps.
A big difference is that the landing page is now a static web page showcasing the apps. The blog still exists (obviously; you are reading it), but it has been relegated to a menu item. This change reflects the change of emphasis of this site over time. It started out as a blogging site with the apps as a sidelight. The situation now is reversed. I note that the last blog post before this one was over a year ago. This decrease in blogging frequency reflects the decreased interest in blogs in general, at a time when podcasts, tweets, and YouTube videos are becoming increasing popular means of media consumption. Who blogs anymore?
Yet, now that the site is tidied up, I’m thinking that maybe it is time to start blogging again. I’ve got some ideas forming in my head, to quote the film Time Bandits. Some of these ideas have been percolating for some time. For example: I’ve been reading a lot of Jules Verne in the original French. I’ve been working on an app to draw ladder diagrams. I’ve been using ledger and Emacs ledger-mode for my personal finances and budgeting and have found it very useful. I would like to give a 5 year update on my post on retiring as a physician. And, although I no longer have a dog in the fight and others have picked up the mantle, I have further thoughts on electronic heath records and how needlessly bad they are. All these topics deserve posts. And I might inflict some more short stories on you. These stories will eventually be gathered in a volume entitled Unpublishable Tales, a very loose play on Lovecraft’s Unaussprechlichen Kulten. So be warned! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!