The point here is that, although blogging tends to be thought of as a diary, there is no reason why pieces of more permanent value shouldn't be written as a part of the blog and then "lifted" out from the diary as a feature within the sidebar.
There is a problem, of course, with all those historical links. So I will need to leave the old feature format on the focalplane.com server with an invitation to visit the new format.
Some of the galleries have been made using Adobe's Lightroom. But I am not sure I am staying with Lightroom. Apple's Aperture was recently awarded a 5 mouse rating and it does seem to be better integrated with Apple's own suite of software. So for the time being the galleries will stay the way they are.
And then there is the search facility using labels. Older posts don't have labels so they are not easily found. Drudgery to be sure, but something to do when I am truly bored with life (which means it may never happen).