This was the Colophon for ferrydust as of late October 2004. It has been retired since late April 2005.
ferrydust, is hosted by TextDrive and powered by TextPattern (1.0rc1). HTML and CSS composition is largely done through EditPlus (the best notepad I know), and sometimes simultaneously through Crimson Editor. My weapon of choice is a Toshiba Satellite 5205-s703.
Once upon a time, there was a site named rasasayang.net, that looked similar to the site you see now. It was powered quite happily through MovableType. Ultimately, there was a big hullaballoo involving new licensing.. my brief personal stance on it is that there should have been more communication with the MovableType community on the part of Six Apart. I’m with TextPattern now, more than any other reason, because of the sense of community I saw in the TextPattern and TextDrive forums, and the good impression I had of Dean. I did sign up with TextDrive before my first installation of TextPattern ever happened. That was a circumstance of really fortunate timing and a simply good decision.
You may see reference to this site dating back to 2002… ferrydust began in 2004 and ‘opened’ on October 29. However, I have tried to consolidate as much of my past web entries/presences as possible, such as from xanga and cytizen/aim, and the ancient omniali site (which actually dates back to about 2000). All of those were always waiting for me to get it together and actually build one fairly comprehensive personal homesite for myself. That almost happened with rasasayang, but it didn’t. And one day ferrydust was finally born.
Individual article hit counts are as of 20 February 2005.
The whole lavender/lilac theme is entirely based on a single photograph, mutated through hand illustration and our dear friend Photoshop, and a supporting role played by Adobe Illustrator.
This site will look a bit different in IE (and MyIE2) than in the other browsers, because IE is less intelligent and I had to adjust several pieces of the layout to its personal comprehnsion. Hopefully, I got it reasonably right.. Please do let me know if you are viewing something atrocious in your browser; I’d like to fix whatever I can. FYI, my browsers of choice are Opera and Firefox, with MyIE2 (now called Maxthon.. but I’m in denial) to capably manage those unfortunate instances in which an IE browser is necessary.
That was a hodgepodge of info, neh?