Turn on the Lights (Quietly)

Today is the Labor Day holiday in the United States and, as I see it, the perfect occasion to share some of what I’ve been working on with you.

If you’ve been to Veritrope before, you’ve probably noticed that things look a bit brighter around here. Yes – After many years of rocking a green and black color scheme inspired by a 1980s monochrome computer monitor, I’ve flipped the polarity. Night is day, dark is light. Hope you all brought your sunglasses.

I also hope you brought your hard-hats: This is still very much a construction zone, which is why I’m not making any big announcements about the new look. Please bear with me in the weeks ahead as I work to fix glitches, update the existing content to work with the new plumbing, tighten up the visual design, and put the new site through its paces. New content and new features are in the pipeline and, once the basics feel solid to me, I’ll be rolling it all out a bit at a time.

Also as a part of these changes, I’ve disabled all comments. If you need to send me a message, feel free to use the contact form, Twitter, Facebook, or a passenger pigeon.

A Small Favor

If you find things that seem broken or look weird, could you please let me know via the site’s Bug Reporter?

More to Come…


The Big Switchover…

The drastic change in color was deliberate: It is my signal to you that there is something new happening around here. Veritrope is changing – and not just cosmetically. I have a new focus for the site and I’ll be making posts about that soon, So, consider today’s visual change the “soft launch” of a new era1.

Thank You

I also wanted to publicly acknowledge some of my collaborators and early testers – people like (but not limited to) Nick Wynja, Erik Hess, Dan Byler, Brandon Pittman, and Edi Venturin. If this change wasn’t a totally shambolic experience for you, it is due to their kind comments and helpful suggestions. I can assure you that anything here which is ugly or broken is totally my fault, not theirs.

I also want to take this moment to thank you – all my readers and friends – for your support for Veritrope over the years. I’m really excited about what’s coming and I can’t wait to share it with you.

  1. And as my friend Nick says, “Soft Launch” is just another way of saying “Please don’t out me on Twitter until I get my shit together!” []