Another blog change

After 8 years of using Movable Type software to power my blog, I’ve decided to switch to WordPress.

Most of you probably don’t know what that is or why you should care. I hope that it means a better blog for you, one where comments work better and where you can use Facebook or Twitter accounts to leave comments here if you want.

I took the opportunity afforded by this change to freshen the look of the site. It’s just a slightly modified version of the default WP template, but it looks good.

I liked MT, but it stopped growing in ways that are important to blog writers. What I like about WordPress are things like automated installation and the huge number of plugins available. MT seems to me a dying platform, and it didn’t make sense to stick with it anymore.

About comments — again

I was recently made aware of a problem with user registration. In short, people who wanted to create a “Movable Type” account (which I recommend), were unable to do so. This issue is now resolved.

So please — register and post as many comments as you’d like!

(P.S. You can also use your login from other services like Google or Yahoo, if you prefer)


Well, I’ve been a bit under the weather since last Friday, so I’ve been away from the computer more than usual. I have some stuff I wanted to post, but just haven’t had the time/endurance to do it. Ludi seems to be teething, so she has been a bit fussy since yesterday, and Jadzia had a weird episode last night. Not sure if she was imitating Ludi/me, or genuinely not feeling well. Today she seems fine.

In any event, I do think I’m feeling better, and so hopefully we can enjoy these last 3 days of “baby vacation” before I head back to work.

Yoli has been doing well, but obviously has a ton on her plate. Josie is nursing well and growing more beautiful all the time. She has given us 1-2 hours of screaming the last 2 nights, but after those periods has slept much better.

Front-page news

Yoli’s first-place berry-contest victory was mentioned on the front page of the July issue of the Ferguson Times. At long last, she gets to revel in glory.

Thankfully, they didn’t misspell either “Yolange” or “Renaud.” Unfortunately, they did transpose her names: “Renaud Yolange.”

Oh well!

It’s splittin’ time

Okay, here’s the deal… I started my Bolivia weblog several years ago to chronicle my adventures as I traveled to a new country and spent time with the woman who would later become my wife, Yoli. Over the years, that weblog has stayed fairly Bolivia-focused.

Recently, though, we’ve been putting a lot of our family news on the Bolivia weblog, and that’s been bothering me because stuff like our baby pictures is not particularly Bolivia-related. So I decided a while I ago that I wanted to create a separate weblog where we could write about our family news and what’s going on here in the Renaud apartmenthold.

It took me a while, but I have finally done it! You are now reading the “Renaud Family” weblog. All the entries related to Jadzia have been moved from the “Bolivia” weblog and placed here. We will continue to update this weblog to talk about what new stuff is going on here and what Jadzia is up to.

As for the Bolivia weblog, it is not dead. We are planning another trip to Bolivia that will take place in January 2006. We will chronicle that trip on the Bolivia weblog. We will also write from time to time about things going in bolivia with our friends there as well as the political situation (there are important elections scheduled for the end of this year, for instance).

So, to sum up. The Renauds now have 2 weblogs: A FAMILY weblog and a BOLIVIA weblog. We hope you’ll keep reading them both!