I Started a Blog

I started a blog. Obviously. But just about everyone out there has a blog these days, so what makes this one so special? Nothing. More than likely it'll be the same or similar to all the rest. So what's the point? As I see it, this website can still serve a useful purpose. Even if no one reads my thoughts, ideas, and how-to's on various technology topics, it will still act as a pretty good archive for myself to look back on. And if it helps someone out in the process then that's just a bonus. That and I'm sure my wife will enjoy me having a different outlet to talk about all things tech on my mind.

So, what's my plan for this blog? I can only go on like this for so long without a solid topic to write about. Well, I have a pretty long list of things I'd like to get to, but I'm going to try and narrow it down at first to something along the lines of:

  • Embedded Systems
    • Pixy (CMUcam)
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Programming
    • Pyramid Web Framework
    • REST Services
  • Enterprise Service Buses
    • Apache ServiceMix
    • Apache Camel
    • Apache CXF
Tech Product Reviews
Trending Research/Papers

It's probably pretty apparent that I'm not much of a writer, so if the sole purpose of this blog was to just write for the hell of it then I probably wouldn't be doing this right now. This site is actually also acting as a test platform for much of the code I've written over the past few weeks. Lately I've been interested in creating my own website from scratch (and by 'scratch' I mean on top of a lightweight Python web framework called Pyramid), and this website is the result of that work. I'm hoping to use this site as a way to not only test my own custom content management system (that I'm currently calling Bedrock), but also a way to host other random web apps that I might make. The first of these apps is this blog, which is still far from finished.

In the coming weeks I'll start writing posts on all of these topics, and hopefully before that time I will have finished writing the code for my commenting system so I can get feedback on what people actually want to read about. So in the mean time, try not to break anything, this site is still very fragile!