In January 2005, Tlands' server had a disk crash. I was able to restore
a large part of the content thanks to a kind reader's old site backup
and the work of a just-hired webmaster -- but all of my scripts,
semi-private material, and many new projects (such as the TTU Wiki)
vanished entirely. The place has never really recovered.
Since then, I've given some deep thought to what I want this site to be.
Tlands used to be built around a hand-built webjournal, which I uprooted in favor of Movable
Type in the year before the crash. Those MT posts have vanished with
the rest of the bright shiny new journal (and redesign), and for the
foreseeable future I'm not sure I want to go through the hassle of
setting up my own blog software again. In the meantime, I moved my regular writing efforts fully
over to Livejournal (I've had
a paid account there for a while; it's now permanent).
So Tlands won't be the place to find the newest updates on my life any
more. Considering that it's taken me about eight months to get around
to even writing this notice, I'm not sure it's really going to be a
place worth regularly visiting any more, either. I haven't had the
heart for the sort of content and site reconstruction that would be
necessary to make this a proper Internet destination.
What I do want to do with Tlands is turn it into more of a
content repository. At the moment, what this means is "content vault";
I have several years' worth of writings -- journals, fiction, essays,
draconity resources -- that remain here, a written record of a grand and
memorable period of my life. Those aren't going anywhere, even if my
drive to properly re-categorize and re-link them for public access is
Some content -- especially stuff written between 2003 and 2005 -- will
have vanished; some will be hard to get to; but most of it should be
there. If you're looking for something you know I've written, and have
trouble getting to it, drop me a line (e-mail: baxil at
In the future, more will show up here. I'll announce it in my Livejournal when it arrives.
I'm still writing -- I've got some TTU stories on
the front burner. I'm doing more hiking and have some exciting travel
plans. There may even be some essays in the works. I never got around
to posting the webcomic I once created ... you get the idea. I'm in a
new phase of my life, but I'm not leaving the things I used to (and
still) care about behind.