Jun 8 2010

It’s About Time

I know, I’m definitely a few years late to the whole blog scene.  For the past few years (at least), I’ve been saying that I would revamp my website and would include a blog in it.  But I just never seemed to get around to it.  But that was until recently, when I just so happened to browse to my site for curiousity sake, as it had been quite a long time since I had even looked at it.  What I found was quite assuming to me.  The following caption from the top of one of my photography pages really sums it up.

Select one of the albums below to view a scrolling slide show of some of my photography. Please note: they may take a while to load for those with a dial-up connection.

Apparently, I hadn’t touched anything on the site since dial-up was the norm.  So needless to say, it was a bit outdated.  And the pictures of me on the site looked like they were from high school.  And the custom built, circa 2002 guest book had received so much bot spam and the database had grown so large that my hosting provided shut it down.  And…

So that was the motivation to get me going.  I decided that could declare success by just throwing up a WordPress instance and put off a web site redesign indefinitely.

I’m not exactly sure where this thing is going to go yet.  It is really an experiment at this point.  I did create a blog a couple years back but only posted one entry to it before it faded into the archives of Blogger.  Hopefully I’m a bit more successful with this one.  The entries are obviously going to be about software, given the subtitle of the blog, but besides that, they will probably be a combination of comments about things I’m currently thinking about in my work or reading as well as tips and snippets about things I’ve worked through recently.  We’ll see if they capture anyone’s interest.