My Fellow use.perlers,

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one programmer to dissolve the blogginating bonds which have connected him with others, and to assume among the powers the Web, the separate (but not quite) equal station to which the laws of CGI and of CGI’s God (St. Berners Lee) entitle him, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that he should declare the causes which impel him to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all blogs are created equal, that some are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable features, such as posting pictures and controlling background colors.

We, therefore (meaning me), appealing to the Supreme Judge of public opinion for the rectitude of our (mine, actually) intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good readers of my blog, solemnly publish and declare, that this blog is, and of right ought to be a free and independent site.

And may God have mercy on my poor soul.

That is all.

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