Welcome to the new home of Highly Allochthonous, and thank you for joining us. We realise this change is rather unexpected; believe us, we share your surprise. But these things do happen in geology: just when the planet seems to have settled down into some sort of equilibrium, a mountain range shoots up, an ocean opens, or a big asteroid streaks in from the outer reaches of the solar system to shake things up a little, and suddenly the world is a very different place. This pattern of events has shaped the construction of the geological timescale, so it seems only appropriate to borrow the name of a geological period for the title of our opening post. As this is the third incarnation of the blog, the Tertiary is the obvious choice; and it’s actually looking for something to do anyway, having been cast out of the official timescale by some overly pedantic geochronologists.
Anyway, we’re keen to get back to our usual blogging schedule, and we’re excited about the new possibilities opened up by the move to our own digs. But first, a couple of housekeeping notes:
- We are now the proud owners of the domain all-geo.org. We have some ideas for the front page, but for now, as it links though to the blog, you can simply rejoice that you can now get to Highly Allochthonous without having to remember how to spell ‘allochthonous’.
- It turns out that transferring all of our posts, comments and images over from Moveable Type into WordPress is non-trivial*, and while we’ve done our best to get everything straight, there is likely to be the odd broken link here and there. If you should happen to find one, please let us know.
- The look and feel of the blog may be subject to slight tweaks as the whim takes us. We didn’t get much time to pick out the curtains, after all.
- Finally, we would really appreciate it if those of you with blogs and Twitter accounts would help us to spread the word about our new address.
*translating from scientese: really _____ing hard.