I created the first version of pavley.com back in 2000. It’s always been pretty minimal–just a collection of links to other apps and sites I’ve created over the years. This year my hosting provider got out of the hosting business. Her name was Jackie Hamilton and she wrote CGI Programming 101: Programming Perl for the World Wide Web and CGI Programming 201. Both are excellent, no nonsense, introductions to web programming and you should read them just so you clearly understand how simple and elegant the original web application protocols were (and still are).
But when I recently sorted out the things I had to do I realized that CGI programming my own site was no longer on the top of my to do list–or even the middle. WordPress is just so much better in so many ways!