Once again, we attempt to reinvent the NOVA TownHall Blog. This was a decision based less on whimsy than expediency, because the Movable Type version was running too slow on our new host.

And in the brave, incisive, hard-charging new world being forged here by the NOVA TownHall authors and commenters, “slow” simply deserves no place in our collective vocabulary.

This version of the blog, you will note, resides right at the NOVA TownHall site root, because over the past 4+ years of existence NVTH has evolved into a blog first, and everything else second. If we start having meetings again, we can certainly advertise and organize them here.

For the time being, both the old-new NOVA TownHall Blog and the new-new NOVA TownHall Blog will operate concurrently. This may be confusing, but I think it will be the good kind of confusing. Based on past experience, upgrading the blog is nothing if not a cluster-you-know-what, and by letting them both run we should minimize the downtime. This also buys me a lot of time to make sure comments work, spam gets deflected, the sidebars get rebuilt, and I learn WordPress. Eventually, all the new, exciting action will be here.

I am especially encouraged by the fact that installing WordPress, compared to installing MT, is like making nachos compares to decoding the human genome.

Thanks for putting up with yet another transitional phase here, and let’s hope this is the last one for a few years.