First Post

Never have gotten that first post at Slashdot. Don’t really care at this point in my life.

I started this blog in part to help me keep my research in order and because I thought it might help others. Time will tell if I’m right, but for now its all about me and my job.

I’ve been a programmer professionally for 13 years now, most of that in the internet space. I’ve programmed in Perl, Java, PHP and Javascript. I will not call HTML and CSS programming, but I write those too. I’ve done some ASP in the past, but not for a long time. Don’t miss it either.

Currently, I’m doing a lot of reading and research into WordPress including themes and plugins. I will also be resarching PHPBB and VBulletin. I need to find a nice robust gallery solution, perhaps needing to write it myself. Don’t know, but feel free to follow along.

For this site, I am using WordPress and might use BBPress to experiment a little. Might try PHPBB as well. I want to integrate whatever forum I choose to use into the site. That is one of my first challenges. And with that intro, I’ll go into a post on that topic.