It’s been quite some time–maybe two years or more–since this web space has held any more than a simple stub placeholder that I hacked up in about five minutes using vi directly on the web host via an SSH connection (yes, that means something to my technical readers). After a long hiatus, I’ve decided to bring the blog back for a number of reasons:
- Sometimes I want to share stuff with the world at large, and I don’t always want to subject people to signing up for facebook or the social network du jour just to read what I have to say (Hi there, Uncle Bernie!)
- I noticed on my web log reports that people were getting referred here from twitter, so I figured I should give them something to look at beyond the “under construction” disappointment page.
- I hear that blogging gets you noticed by employers or something. Sometimes this is not a good thing. We will see.
The discerning and technical readers out there will notice that I’ve switched content management systems again. I chose WordPress mostly because it has a iPhone app that lets me post and manage things remotely. No kidding, that was my main decision point. Seriously folks, if you’re not developing mobile clients for your systems, you stand to lose out.
I am considering converting my posts from back in the day (2003-2005 time frame), but that’s a project for another day and will require some SQL geekery to make the import from Geeklog to WordPress happen.