Mine the Harvest


To Blog or not to Blog . . .

by on Aug.18, 2007, under Uncategorized

Greetings Gentle Readers,

Well, I’ve debated the idea of a blog for some time and finally decided to test drive one and see how it fits. So I’ve installed WordPress (which was ridiculously easy) and plan to post to it for a while and see how it goes.

I have a definite tendency to view the recent explosion of blogging with a bit of a sneer, for it seems to me a rather egocentric endeavor – “I’ll write things on my blog for the whole world to see because my life is just THAT BLOODY INTERESTING and certainly everyone will practically pine away wanting to know what happens next!”

But my less cynical self thinks that perhaps there is some merit in it, as a vehicle for commentary or to keep friends and family apprised of what I am up to in life. Being in that I am somewhat lacking in regard staying in touch with everyone perhaps this might assist in that. Time and comments back I guess will be the measure by which I will see if this is an effective medium and is satiating my laziness. Ah, the idea of posting something once and having people read it – what bliss.

Well then – let’s see. I have been experimenting with a few new Linux projects and enjoying them. In addition to this blog I recently created a Wiki to use as a dumping ground for technical notes – primarily related to IT interestes – but likely to include more esoteric branches as well. I am pretty excited about my Wiki-Pete-ia, I considered it for a few years – it seemed a great method to help consolidate notes I inevitably develop from work projects, personal research and a convenient and searchable dumping ground that is a bit better organized than multiple notebooks and endless scraps of paper or emails to myself. I’ve only just started with a fen articles on Solaris and Linux – but I look forward to adding more. I very much like the idea of being able to access and edit it anywhere, and who knows there is always the prospect that my notes may benefit others as well and if so they can browse away. You can see my Wiki here.

So much for the intro – I look forward to my social blogging experiment.


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