An interesting point of view from Tim Bray: "...if you want to develop software, you can build for the Web and/or Unix and/or OSS platforms; or alternatively, you can be a sharecropper." Given that we're now using web-hosted apps at work for numerous things, the popularity of Blogger, Tax Act and the like, plus the increasing presence of high-speed internet, I think he may have a point.
Today was the first serious mountain stage in the Tour de France, and I was worried that I'd miss it entirely -- I only get broadcast TV, and after being spoiled by Mom's satellite TV coverage last weekend, I searched all week for a friend with cable and an Outdoor Life Network (OLN) channel subscription! CBS isn't even providing weekend coverage this year, as far as I can tell.
But eureka -- Lance Armstrong's website has links to both real-time text updates at Eurosport.com and a live webcast from Danish TV! So I was able to see the finish on Mont Ventoux, even if it was in low-res...
Well, I've been horribly negligent in keeping this up to date. I think that's mostly because I've been maintaining the weblog as pure HTML, so posting has been less spontaneous than I would like. I kept thinking that I would build a web-based content manager, but that kept getting pushed down the ever-growing stack of "wanna-do's".
So, I've finally given in -- as long as blogger is free and does what I want, I'm going to join the unwashed masses and use it. The key for me was discovering that blogger supports secure transfer to my server.
With any luck and a modicum of diligence on my part, you'll see more regular posts here!