March 9th, 2004

Hacking away

I've been programming all morning... That's unusual because I'm not a programmer. I'm a designer. I can do some basic programming if I need to make an interactive design work, but I'm a hack at best.

Usually at work I get to leave the programming up to the actual programmers here, but I'm taking this one on myself. It's relatively simple, the programmers don't really have time to break away from their current projects, and hopefully I'll learn some stuff in the process. So I'm learning a little C# and a little Visual Studio .NET. So far, so good. This kind of stuff is slow going for me, but at least it *is* going.
  • Current Music
    Billy Joel - An Innocent Man

A flashback to wayback

In celebration of my first week on LJ, I thought I'd dredge out my previous, short-lived attempt at an online journal for your (and my) amusement.

So let's rewind about seven and a half years and take a look at the first incarnation of "a wHOle lot to say."

[sidenote: For those of you not familiar with it, the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive maintains a collection of websites as they were at particular points in time dating all the way back to 1996. Of course not every site is archived and plenty of stuff tends to get broken in the archiving process (missing images, broken links, etc.), but it still provides an interesting into the history of the web. Check it out sometime, it's one of my faves.]

It was started while I was an intern at PBS Online in Alexandria, VA, during college. It was my first time living on my own away from home *and* school. I didn't really know anyone out there besides the other interns, so I theoretically had plenty of free time at my apartment to devote to starting a journal.

Of course the reality was that I only wrote a total of four entries before abandoning it. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that creating web content back then wasn't nearly so convenient.

Anyway, if you have a few minutes, you can read through what I had back then. The setup was similar, although the entries were more topical about things that I was thinking about rather then event-based about stuff actually going on in my life at the moment. I do intend to have entries like those in this journal (as I eluded to in my first post), but I guess my inspiration has just led me toward the latter type of entry more lately.

Enjoy!
  • Current Music
    random mix CD