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January 2013

28
Jan

Reboot

Over the past eight years or so, I’ve posted over two hundred entries here on my blog. Most of these are now out of date, many of them reflect approaches to software development that I no longer endorse, and some of them are outright embarrassing. In addition, some of them are pretty personal and I’m not that comfortable with having personal stuff posted on a public Internet site. I’ve decided, therefore, that it’s time for a reboot.

I’ve taken my blog offline on a couple of occasions in the past, but it’s never stayed offline for long, since some of my old posts are actually worth keeping and/or a good reference. So now I’m trying a different approach. I’ve unpublished all my blog posts to date, with a view, at some point in the next few months, if I get the time, to maybe going through them and re-treading (or rewriting) some of the content that I think worth revisiting. I may also write one or two new posts too, so watch this space.

However, I’m giving this a very low priority for now. I have a pet project that I’m trying to get off the ground, which is occupying most of my commuting time (when I’m not asleep on the train), and I have other things on my plate as well at other times. I’m also very conscious of one of the big risks of blogging: namely, being seen as something of a prima donna. In particular, if you are spending more time blogging about programming than working on your hobby programming projects, your priorities are totally wrong. For that reason, my more contentious and argumentative posts in particular are gone for good. There’s far too much of this kind of thing going on in the software development world and I don’t want to be a part of it.