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Blog maintenance (mostly) complete

Back in January I started the process of remodeling 29 Marbles, and today I announce the completion of that remodeling (to the extent that any blog is ever really complete). A couple of things you will likely notice:

  • 29 Marbles has moved from its home on Blogger its own address at http://autism.gbrettmiller.com, and I’ve switched from Blogger to WordPress. I did this for several reasons, but mostly I was taking my own advice to “own my data”.
  • The feed for 29 Marbles is still http://feeds.feedburner.com/29Marbles, so you should not lose your subscription. (I think you may have received a feed “refresh” of the last few posts, but that should be OK.)
  • The left hand column is for information related directly to 29 Marbles, such as the search function, feed subscription, and category lists.
  • The right hand column includes feeds from and links to other autism related resources. Although I definitely have my own opinion about certain things, I also think it is important to see others’ views. That’s why I’ve included feeds to the Autism Hub and Age of Autism, along with links to blogs by parents and autistics from I expect that this side will continue to grow.

I hope you’ll continue to read 29 Marbles and offer the great comments and discussions that arise from the very important topic of autism, what it means, and where we’re going. See you on April 2.

Blog maintenance

Just to let you know, I’m going to be going through some blog maintenance over the next day or two, including an update of the WordPress software and databases and a possible template change (haven’t decided about that one, yet). I’m also planning to import posts from the original …no straight lines… from Blogger, partly to have a consolidated collection of my writing but mainly to follow my own advice (inspired by Harold Jarche) to “own my data.”

I’m giving this warning because 1) I’m not sure what will happen when I import the posts, whether subscribers will get a blast of new posts or if there will be no effect, and 2) in case I screw something up you’ll know that it is my fault – not my host, DreamHost – and is (hopefully) temporary until I can figure it all out.

I’ve been keeping busy other places (here, here, and here), but do have a backlog of things to write about that I’ll be posting soon.