Monthly Archives: February 2008

Coding Out Loud begins

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau
from Walden

I am embarking on a coding adventure – and I plan to blog as I go. In effect, Coding Out Loud – thus the name of this blog. I do not know whether anyone will read this blog or follow my adventures, but I will give it a try anyway. I expect many of my posts will be the kind I would personally like to find – the kind I may even refer back to from time to time for reference – because it will in part be a repository of useful information, hard-won insights, interesting approaches, and documentation of thought processes for making trade-offs. My technology orientation right now is ASP.NET 2.0.

I have been a blog reader for a long time and a big fan of podcasting since its early years. For podcast listening, since September 2007 I have owned a sixth-generation iPod Video with 160 GB of space (bigger than hard drives on most of my computers – including my work computer – and I am a professional developer!); I do watch some video on this (e.g., TED), but I do like me some big hard drive (my older iPod nano constantly ran out of space from too many podcasts).

Since I am now embarking on blogging for myself the first time, I will try to make sense of features of WordPress (categories or tags?), technorati, feedburner, and others of the many technologies & services out there. Which should I care about – and why. This process may spawn blog posts.

I also do have a day job but I will not blog on it. So my adventures will be “off hours” – mornings, nights, weekends mostly – on my solo projects.

So, in summary, this blog will encompass my adventures coding + my adventures blogging (or podcasting someday..).

So the journey begins…