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December 31, 2015
So, 2015 is coming to a close. It has been an interesting year, to say the least.
The birth of Lucas this February has been a source of great joy, but it definitely has reduced the work on both this and my other sites to a minimum.
The terror around the world really bugged me. As one of those who try to promote knowledge and peaceful coexistence across cultures, the political and religious nutjobs trying to keep the world ablaze really bothers me. War, terror and refugees are bad enough, but after that, the political opportunists steps in and feed the fires instead of handling the problems.
The political trend in Denmark the last 20-25 years or so, has been to cut funding for education and libraries, thus making my sites more and more necessary. Now the Danish libraries has started cutting down on the amount of books and shelves to make room for a cafe-like atmosphere and I'm thinking 'are they friggin' nuts?'. Libraries being nice and cozy places is fine, but their primary function is literature/information. Cutting down on the service that is their reason to exist, to make room for more people to sit on their candy asses and sip latte? Seriously?... what the hell are they thinking? Next thing will be the government having an excuse to close down libraries, because it is not the state's job to run a cafe. My work on my sites is done because I like doing it, and that is how it should be, but it is rather saddening to witness how inept politicians and hate preachers, on both the political and religious scenes, turn the things I do into a necessity and not just an alternative to be used if you want to.
September 1, 2015:
After some arguing back and forth with myself, I decided to put ads on the site. I'm still not convinced that it is a good idea, but let's see how it goes. Some time ago I saw a program on TV about the American food industry. One of the companies having organic products had come to realise that if you wanted to survive and actually make a difference you had to become a big and powerful company, fighting on the same terms as the conventional companies. Being an idealist was fine, but if you wanted to make a difference, you had to fight on equal terms. So that's what I try to do, make money. A site making money is apparently more interesting than one that doesn't when ranking pages. Not just for the search engines, that part I understand, but also for ranking algorithms.
July 22, 2015:
So, Lucas Thume Pilgaard arrived on February 10th
... and suddenly it was five and a half months later.
Google want the sites to be readable on small screens as traffic on the internet is shifting towards tablet computers and smartphones. It is annoying work, and I don't appreciate the rather ham fisted way Google is using, but I do see the benefits of having mobile friendly sites, so that's what I've been doing on the site the last week. Making it mobile friendly.