After a bit of tinkering around, I finally figured out how to make this system let me post a web page at an arbitrary URL. So now I've got Chaos Theory: A Brief Introduction back up (the title there is a link to the paper, so if you're looking for it, it's right there.) Unfortunately being offline for a month dropped me off the first page of results for a Google search on Chaos Theory, but hopefully now that I'm back online I'll be searchable again. Which is nice, because I like getting random e-mails from people around the world asking me questions about a paper I wrote in high school. (True story: I once got offered someone's daughter's hand in marriage. I'm not entirely sure if he just wanted to get her citizenship or if he thought I was a good catch after reading the web page, but it was one of the stranger e-mails I've gotten.)
And I've got to give a shout-out to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Their slogan ought to be "helping people avoid the need for backups since 1996." Which is around when I first got this domain name, which I guess explains why my email address here gets 1000 spams a day. But I digress...
About a month ago, the hard drive in my server crashed. I still have the hard drive, although it's going to take some effort to get the data off. I've decided to take the opportunity to get with the current millenium and install real blog software, instead of something I wrote myself using procmail and shell scripts.
So, here we are: the new and improved imho.com. I'm going to try and rescue as much of the old site (at least pages people tended to visit) as possible. And hopefully get this going as a more regular blog along the way.