Archive for the ‘Site Update’ Category.


I’ve completed the first pass of categorization and tagging. I don’t know that the remaining dissonance will be sufficient to take me through a second complete pass, but I’ve made a few focused updates already, so I may yet think of more small adjustments. On the whole, however, there is a great deal less in Uncategorized, and the tags are useful enough to enable the tag cloud.

Rebuilding the Website Again (or not)

I suppose I ought, at some point, to describe what happened.

For a long time my web site has been been sitting with both feet squarely in the Web 1.0 era – completely static, and built with a barely supported templating tool most people have never heard of. Updates were kind of painful because every piece of new content had to go in place, with a note on the front page, probably pushing off an old entry, copied to history, and last-updated dates maintained.

Not wanting to dive down a rabbit hole of development, I took the semi-maintained WordPress from my hosting company, counting on the large community and vested interests to keep PHP (and it’s crackers) under control. I spent an evening trying to convert content to pages, but watching painstakingly styled and cross-linked pages fade to a uniform text convinced me to leave them alone in a parallel static site, at least until such time as I need to update things. The exception is the Site Updates, which were a sort of psuedo-blog and naturally fit the new format.

The rest of the content is an import from my Livejournal account, with most of the programming and software content moved over to, a domain I’ve been sitting on for a year. I’ve done some cleanup already, but there is still a fair bit of classification and tagging for the old content.

November 12, 2010

Slides for my Amp talk at RubyConf 2010

November 03, 2010

Slides for both versions of my Amp talks yesterday. Slides for Obtiva Geekfest and slides for ChicagoRuby

October 15, 2010

Slides for not one but two presentations at Strange Loop on line: You Already use Closure, and Classes are Premature Optimization.

May 13, 2010

Links for my EcmaScript 5 lightning talk at JS.chi.

May 04, 2010

Posted slides for the third revision of the Lambda/Closure talk at ChicagoRuby.

April 17, 2010

Posted slides for my Great Lakes Ruby Bash talk.

May 13, 2010

Slides for the expanded You Already Use Closure talk.

February 28, 2010

Finally posted my creed to the Justin Love page. Sadly, nothing else updated.