100 Entries

Well, here it is – my 100th entry on this web site.

I started keeping an online journal all the way back on September 9, 1999. Back then I was still adding entries by hand editing the HTML. We’ve certainly come a long way since then.

Now seems like a good time to reflect on why I started doing this and why I’m still doing it. A web log is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away. People anywhere in the world can look at our site and see what we’re doing.

A site like this is also a way of recording our lives so our children can see what it was like “back in our day”. Note to self – I need to post something about walking six miles to school everyday, up hill, both ways… You know, just for future reference.

Another good reason for keeping a site like this is just to have a way to express your feelings about things in a public way. Everyone has opinions about things that they would like to share (for proof of this see my post about SUVs and terrorism). I think many people spend the majority of their lives feeling like they can’t really be themselves and show their true colors. It’s almost like therapy for me to share my ideas and opinions with the world.

As I’m nearing the end of my degree in Computer Science, I hope to evolve this site into a demonstration of my programming and design skills. To this end I’ll be adding a section with programs and tutorials that I have written on various topics.

It’s taken me almost four years to come up with my first 100 entries, and I think that’s way too long. Back around the beginning of the year I said I would like to update the site several times a week, and I still feel that way. No one visits a site that isn’t updated regularly (except maybe Geoff). And if no one is visiting the site, I might as well shout my ideas from the rooftop. In an effort to keep the neighbors happy, I’ll do my best to post interesting things here a lot more often.

So check back soon, you never know what you’ll find.