Most of the heavy lifting on the site is done. The net result looks quite similar but under the covers it's leaner and meaner. There are still a few optimizations to go that promise even more improvement in loading speed for those of you reading Velodramatic regularly. A new gallery and comprehensive archives will follow shortly. And yes, I'll eventually get round to a cycling post.
You wouldn't know it to look at the frequency of posts in the last month but I've been hard at work tuning up Velodramatic for the year ahead. Between keeping up with changes to the WordPress platform and delving into the code for a new theme (more architectural than visual) my head is just about ready to explode. Earlier tonight I thought I'd passed under the 1 km banner and could see the finish line but I miscalculated the effort and discovered I was spent as the php peloton rushed past on either side.
I hate to devote any of the scant few brain cells I have left to plumbing when there are stories to tell and pictures to share. This is just the way the world works today, whether we like it or not we're stuck learning about networks, routers, ISPs, browser caches, SEO, expires headers, subdomains etc. etc. Work and life combine and parallel each other in unexpected ways that inevitably involve an IP address and limited bandwidth.
I kid myself that my bikes are a refuge from the technological maelstrom that surrounds us. And then I remember the Garmin GPS on my stem and the carbon frame beneath me that would make F1 teams from a few decades past jealous. Electronic shifting is out there and by all accounts it's great. You can't escape.
With luck I'll sort out the remaining issues, all to do with my custom pages... bikes, gallery etc. and have the new show on the road tomorrow night.