I updated the blog's code a little... Calendar, rudimentary search and what not. I still plan on adding an RSS feed but that can wait for another day. I'll probably move it in to an MVC 3.0 framework too at some point. But, ya know... baby steps.
Why am I bothering to write my own source for my blog? I don't have a really good reason. It's a hobby to begin with, so there is that. And it's always nice to have complete control over everything you are using. I mean sure, you can build your own car engine and use it, but people don't (well most people). This is no car engine though. The time involved just wasn't as bad as all that.
For good or bad I've decided to start a blog. Basically, I'm looking for an outlet to share stuff in what I hope is an entertaining fashion. Well, entertaining to me at least. If a larger audience gets a kick out of it as well all the better. What sort of stuff? I like breaking things! Are you gonna break stuff?! Oh, you know. Whatever. Anything I've either been pondering, found really interesting, or have been working on. I'm not going to jump right in and share anything just yet. I think, A little context is necessary first.
My Name is
Jamie. Well, actually, it's James but nicknames die hard.
. Probably the best way to give you a picture of who I am is by describing the topics I figure I'd write about. For starters, I'll probably write about data mining a lot, at least for the time being as that's a strong focus of mine right now. I used to be really focused on data compression and to a lesser degree encryption, but these days it's all about finding the needle in the hay stack (as it were)
. I'm sure at times I'll regale you with a story or two about whatever iPhone development I'm doing. Other topics that come to mind: human nature, chemistry, physics, food, algorithms, game theory/design, drinks, learning systems, astrophysics, music and finance. I might even go on about movies, art or some neat-o gadget I read about. Really, this isn't about setting up boundaries. I'm just trying to draw a mental picture for you all about the topics I'm guessing I will bring up. In truth, I'll probably end up writing about whatever has been interesting since I last wrote. I don't expect the blog to be daily maybe weekly maybe not. We'll have to see how it goes!