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Where does the time go?

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Wow.

Looking at my site, I realize that I haven’t written anything at all for months. This, despite having plenty to write about - I have let myself get so caught up with other projects I have neglected what I’m trying to do here.

I know that part of it was due to making a big move - a few months ago, we (my wife and I) decided that it was finally time to make the move we had been talking about for some time, so we packed up and left California, and moved to Clayton, North Carolina.

Moving cross-country is rather time-consuming. It took a couple of trips to the area to look around and find a house, and the move itself took almost two weeks between loading the truck, driving, and unloading. Then after you get moved in, it takes a little while to get settled - which we didn’t really have. We got here about a week before Thanksgiving, and hosted a big Thanksgiving dinner with the entire family (who all live in the area). Of course, Christmas was right on the heels of that, so we really haven’t had the chance to get settled properly.

Now it’s time to reorganize, and hopefully start spending some time on my site again. I still have all the mini-applications I was planning to write, I have promised a few people a simple CMS (Content Management System), and I keep running across things all over the web that are worthy of comment. It’s time to get back to work here.

See everyone in the new year, with some new content!

Getting Started

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I recently realized that over the past couple years, I have neglected to keep up any sort of online presence. While that’s not a big problem for most people, for someone in the Web Development business, it’s not a very good idea!

So, with that in mind, I have decided to make a concerted effort to actually start putting some content back online. I have, over time, developed various libraries and “mini-apps” that I plug in when I want to accomplish certain tasks. So I thought that, for starters, I would make them available on this site, along with some simple, but full applications that I’m also working on.

As the applications become more full-featured, I will be adding the ability for people to create personal accounts - just in case anyone actually wants to use them. My intention is to have all of my demos available for public use as well (for free), for anyone who wants to use them.

Here’s what I plan to be putting up over the next few weeks:

  • A simple “to do” list with due dates and assignment options
  • Some basic JavaScript libraries (which will be updated regularly, as I expand and refine them)
  • An HTML Rich-text editor that won’t break across different sub-domains
  • Some simple JavaScript and Ajax-driven games
  • A Personal Recipe file
  • A sortable Grocery list tool (that will sort your list based on store sections)

That’s all I have planned for the moment, but I’m sure the list won’t stop there.