After many weeks of chipping away at technical challenges with a former hosting provider, I finally revived my personal site, jaysmall.com, with a simple theme and new hosting account at WordPress.com.
Since recent backups didn’t restore, I also went back and snagged a few old posts (thanks, Internet Archive Wayback Machine) from the past, oh, 15 years or so — some of these are reposts of articles I wrote for other publications even longer ago.
Once upon a time I was an active blogger, but many of those old, quick-hit posts just aren’t worth bringing forward. So consider what’s left here a “pretty-goodest hits” collection. Occasionally the observations from back then still ring true. But some of them sound horribly naive now. (Re-)enter at your own risk.