I’ve realized over the last year or so that I miss writing. I miss sharing the stuff I build with other people, and especially miss the insights that come from public conversations. So with that in mind, I’m relaunching my blog! Let’s kick it off with a few answers to questions that nobody is asking:
Why did you stop blogging? Well, I stopped because maintaining my own site was taking up too much time. One missed Drupal security patch and the site was overrun with malware and mail relays, requiring days of cleanup and downtime. Creating content and building new things is a lot more fun than dealing with the aftermath of a hack, or database upgrades, or applying security patches for hours on end. Lesson learned: Use a managed platform.
What about all your old content? There is a static copy of the old site kicking around which may or may not get posted in the future if people ask for it. All of my project code remains posted on my Github, and that’s where new code will land in the future.
What are you going to write about now? I still work for the world’s coolest ECM/BPM company, so you can expect to see a lot of Alfresco related articles. In the time that has passed since my previous blog burned to the ground I’ve taken on a new role in the company. In keeping with that new role a lot of the new content will be focused on customer success, service delivery and the like. But, a new role doesn’t mean core interests have changed! You can still expect to see a lot of how-tos, best practices and deep technical content from the ECM/BPM world. Maybe even a guest article or two if any of my immensely talented friends and colleagues can be convinced.
So just work stuff? That’s it? Of course not! Work is a huge part of all of our lives, but that doesn’t mean that’s all there is. I’ll also be regularly blogging about IoT using the Raspberry Pi / Arduino (my current obsession), whiskey, travel, science, technology, food, sustainability and anything else that seems interesting at the time. In other words, expect a heavy dose of stuff that shakes out of a person that has a short attention span.