I don’t feel too strongly about the concept of new year’s resolutions. People should be willing and able to resolve changes at any time of the year. But here I am starting a blog and it happens to be January of the year 2009.
The idea to begin writing a blog came about from a couple factors. One, I find myself often spending much of my spare time tapping the j-key, aka surfing, in Google Reader. (Thanks to Scobleizer for that video a few years ago on how to use GR effectively — that moved me off of Sage and I haven’t looked back.) So if I read lots of blogs, shouldn’t I write one too, for karmic reasons?
The other reason was that I recently moved my website, liquidninja.com, from one hosting company (your-site.com: cheap, good reliability) to another (dreamhost, so far so good). And the new one actually lets you run arbitrary web software! So I finally went and tried some free web software packages including WordPress.org which has published these words you’re reading.
I’ve basically taken a hiatus from the public web’s eye since 2002 when I stopped working on metapad, my freeware notepad replacement project. Since then I’ve been happily living in Seattle and working at Amazon.com designing and building some very cool website software. But I don’t really intend to talk much about Amazon here…
So, what do I intend to write about on this blog? New technology, software, and design. I might do some re-blogging and link to cool or funny stuff floating around the cyberspace. I also plan to write about media and entertainment like movies, books and the occasional video game. And of course blogging.
Next up? The impending re-design of this very blog.