For those wondering if the now-dormant blogs will every see the light of day anew, here are the dreary steps that will be confirmed before going farther:
- The procedure for configuring and maintaining images uploaded via Windows Live Writer will be fully documented on nfoCentrale Status. The accuracy and completeness of that procedure will be verified by adding the support to Spanner Wingnut and also maintaining it there..
- The next visible changes will involve learning to adjust the sidebars on the blogs, including customization of plugins, templates, and styles for individualization of the different blogs operated under the single MovableType engine. This will also be seen on both nfoCentrale Status and Spanner Wingnut.
- There will be some invisible work to support how a blogs features are adjusted over time but a record of changes and the progression can be maintained. This will be accompanied by infrastructure adjustment as part of the deployment model for the various blogs, starting with nfoCentrale Status and Spanner Wingnut, with the big test being restoration of an existing, now-dormant blog. The prime candidates for first restoration are Orcmid’s Lair, Pursuing Harmony, and Kiln Sitter’s Diary.
- There is also more work to complete and stabilize the nfoCentrale site as the repository of all of the procedures and template-development work that is promulgated across all of the blogs and sites.
My current thinking is to have this completed enough by the end of the year that additional blogs start waking up and there are useful developments on those blogs and their related sites.