Just Shelley

By the light…

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I’ve been in San Francisco one year this month.

One year ago I stopped living with my ex-husband, drove 3000+ miles across country, and established a new life in California.

One year ago I closed down my successful Massachusetts business and bid my friends and Boston good-bye.

One year ago I sat in my new apartment, unsure if I had just made the biggest mistake of my life. I sat, quietly in a darkening room and listened to the strange sounds of a new home.

Gradually, I became aware of a soft light coming in through the window. Looking up, I saw the Silver Moon framed in the window. Outside, the Bay was lit up so brightly I could see the ripples of the individual waves.

Well, I wasn’t looking for a sign, but this will do. Yes, this will do.


Welcome to my new home

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I liked Movable Type so much that I decided to make the move even though I haven’t finished all the back end processing.

For the most part, this won’t be a problem as long as you’ll all be patient with odd fits and starts. Oh, and the weblog might be off at times, too.

If you know Unix or one of its variations then you’ll know what I mean when I say that I love ln — the link utility! Unix will always kick Windows butt by providing access to powerful command line utilities such as ln when you’re making a move as I am with the weblog. The smartest move Apple’s made is basing Mac OS X on Darwin, the FreeBSD Apple derivative. (And the Titanium laptop was a pretty good move, too.)

I love Movable Type. I love Unix. I love Linux. I love FreeBSD. I love my Mac OS X and Darwin. I love all of you! I love the really good margarita I just had!!

BTW — if you link to me, could you please change your link to point to this new location (, babies? The Bird will be eternally grateful.