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About This Blog

The main purpose for this blog is to document things I learn while doing web development. This will be a successful endeavor when I can point new developers to this site, and tell them these are things I’d like them to be aware of when doing their own development projects.

Most of my work recently has been in the ASP.NET development environment, so that is where many of my topics/example will come from. Don’t let that scare you off. Although I work in .NET, many good development techniques apply to other development environments as well. In addition, I will also write about many topics that have nothing to do with .NET at all. From time to time, you will even find some posts that are not development, or even technology related.

To be really successful with this blog, I need to hear from you, the reader. Comments are encouraged.

I feel like I’m stepping into a great unknown. Can’t wait to see where this journey will take us…. Here goes!


Here I Go!

About a month ago, I was on top of Sandia Peak in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with some friends from Alabama. Being a bunch of technologists, the topic of blogging came up. Two of them have fairly active blogs, and the third doesn’t blog yet. When asked why, he said because nobody would want to hear what he had to say, a lot of eyes rolling was the response. Then they asked me the same question, I gave the same answer. Wow, if looks could kill.

I had been thinking about starting this blog for a long time. Thanks to encouragement from these friends, Anne (Anne’s Spot) and Greg (Network Redneck), I decided to write a list of possible subjects for a blog. I thought if I had over 20 items, it might be worthwhile to start a blog. Who’d have thought that list would be 50+ items long. Some of those are big topics (MOSS, ASP.NET, Web Standards, etc.) others are simply a single post, like this one. Others may never see the light of day. With that, this blog came to be.

Jonathan, I’ve started one. We really want to hear what you have to say as well.