So here it is: my new and improved web site. I've decided if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, so I arranged this site in the form of a weblog. The idea is to showcase an eclectic mix of mostly personal events (humorous or otherwise) with a light sprinkling of technical commentaries.
I debated for a while whether even to do something like this, because it seems to me that
the world really doesn't need another vanity weblog. Who wants to read yet more
self-indugent blither from some guy who obviously doesn't have enough to do at his day job
that he has time to go home and play amateur journalist?
I hope I'm not that guy. I don't think I'm that guy. Putting this much together has
taken several months of spending an hour here, an hour or two there. And while the nature
of this site is somewhat self-centered, being my site and all, my goal was to make
navigation easy enough so visitors could find and comment on articles they found
interesting (if any), and skip the rest. I even have an email notification system to
which you can subscribe to catch updates to the site, so you don't have to bother checking
Finally, the real inspiration for this site was similar efforts by various friends of
mine, many of which I don't see very often, whose sites I found very interesting and a
great way to keep abreast of what's new and interesting in their lives.
Oh, and you might be wondering about the giraffe in the upper right corner, the chimps on
the right, and the whole "wild animal park" thing. It's a theme I was hoping to fill out
across the site. Actually, the giraffe was just an experiment with the Gimp, and I did
the top and right dynamic bars just to see if my ideas on how to do it worked. I'm really
more of a left-brained type so for me this was a unprecendented amount of creativity :-).
I plan on doing more with this site as time goes, but with the code finally at
beta-quality now, it's time to stop tinkering with it and start using it. Please let me know if you encounter any problems.