Measuring History-The Relaunch

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Welcome to the new Measuring History. Some of you are familiar with it, some have never heard of it. In either case, it has been a while since readers have seen activity from it. A reintroduction is in order.

To be clear from the start 'Measuring History' refers to the publication; 'measuring history' refers to the practice of using outer planet synodic pairs to gauge the past, present and future.

At first, readers may wonder if there is enough material on synodic pairs to warrant and ongoing enterprise. I submit that with articles that compare the Great Depression and Great Recession via the outer planets, Galileo's frightening Inquisition and many tutorials, there is plenty to keep both reader and publisher quite busy. Further, I also present the new sections The 2040s Are Already Here and Paradox2140:Progress that cover both the contemporary and the future. In the end, readers will be the judge.

A Brief Tour

measuringhistory.com has five main Categories or Sections:

  • The Waves Blog: this section; covers news about Measuring History and brief commentary about contemporary topics

  • Measuring History; contains tutorials and articles pertaining to the practice of measuring history

  • 2040s Here Blog: news and commentary related to The 2040s Are Already Here

  • The 2040s Are Already Here: based on Measuring History principles covers how we need to prepare for the crucial decades ahead

  • Paradox2140:Progress: every Neptune-Pluto age arrives with a set of interconnected paradoxes. Our current one, 1892-2384,deals with our reliance on Progress. Does Progress create more problems than it solves? Paradoxes typically carry no straight answers. This one surpasses the description

A Taste of the Future

The first series of many that will appear under the new Measuring History compares two similar outer planet events, the squares between Uranus and Pluto of the 1870s and this decade, the 2010s. It offers a taste of what we can learn from history by using the outer planets as a guide. Readers may not agree with every article posted in the series, but they will at the very least see history and the future from a very different perspective.

New Website, New Platform

Measuring History relaunches using new software, Joomla3.3x. I find it more robust and complete than Wordpress. As with any migration, expect some glitches. There are some parts I have not quite mastered and others I have yet to try. I expect to keep using the platform for some years, growing along with it. One thing I like already though is that it allows me to bring all Measuring History efforts into one structure. Anything that makes building and growing the site gives me more time to devote to content.

Expect Much More

I have taken much longer to get Measuring History back to where I think it should be. Life happens. In the interim, I have learned much more. You, the reader, will be the beneficiary.