I’ve never liked the word “blog.” Even before it became hip and trendy, the whole idea of it was kind of, well… gross. The tendency of pop-culture to absorb and regurgitate flash-in-the-pan words and phrases has always bothered me a bit, mostly because those words sound so childish and fake. If you were to travel back in time to the 1890s and tell a grizzled prospector that you had a blog, he’d beat your ass.
Despite that, I had attempted to write my own administrative whateverthefuck for this site back in 2001. I don’t know why I tried; weeks of plodding through sludged PHP and MySQL code yielded a half-working sort of thing that, in retrospect, wasn’t all that bad. I had no idea what I was doing, I had no formal coding experience or even the vaguest notions of things like managed code, modularity, functions or even good naming conventions. It was bad, real bad. I abandoned the site about a year and a half later and had tried on and off since to get something going. I recently stumbled upon WordPress, sighed and figured I’d give it a shot.
So here’s my blo- er, blarg. There isn’t much here (yet) but if I can keep myself motivated, the site will fill itself out. At the very least, I’ll probably just dump random images and links to YouTube videos in some sort of attempt to be all relevant and hip in this new Web 2.0 dynamic blargosphere.