Well, it’s the new year and as is often true, I’m being more productive with respect to my website(s) and other neglected coding projects. Potentially related, I’m on vacation too. :)
So, 12 years ago-ish I launched mindstab.net. It’s come a long way from a home grown written in perl blog, to a home grown written on PHP blog to wordpress in 2005 which this still is. And this site’s not going anywhere yet. In fact I’ve been prodded to blog more as of late. However this blog is a bit set in it’s ways and audience (as limited as that is) as my tech blog, which it will continue to be. How ever I’m now experimenting with a more life-blog style blog at danballard.com. It’s what I’ve been working on in the last couple of weeks, and it’s not done. I started with a base Customizr theme and have been working from there. I’m happy-ish enough now to show it to a limited audience, but some of the theme parts still need some kicking, and it’s pretty slow right now, so that’ll need addressing too.
So 2014 is looking to be an interesting year. As always, in the new year I pledge to blog more, and work on more software outside of work. So far a new blog, and a new wordpress module isn’t the worst way to start. This should be aided a bit by the fact I’ve switched jobs. I’m no longer working at the web agency FCV, but when I return from vacation start a new job as developer at Trulioo. The work should be different and interesting and I’m very much looking forward to it. Also they have a much saner IP ownership clause so I can do some of my own unrelated work which I’m very pleased about. All this and a new “life blog”. So hopefully 2014 will see a lot of cool new things!