The novel has become mundane
5dec2010: For as long as I've had a homepage, I have preserved old news items on an archive page. When my original page was a year old, I set the precedent of making a new archive page for each year. I eventually automated the task of adding and archiving news items, but the script requires intervention once a year to increment the counter and start a new archive page. I have let it slide by a month this time.
I let it slide because having a webpage is no longer an exciting novelty. I could rewrite the script to automate the change, but that seems like drudgery. If it takes me until after New Year's to catch it next time, then perhaps I'll fix the system.
Thus begins year thirteen of the home page.