A Personal Reboot

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May 3rd, 2010
at 9:24 pm

Posted in General, Website Updates

So I’m starting over, again. The previous version of this blog began well over a year ago, right before a job change, and didn’t progress that far. I decided to scrap the previous posts mostly writing about iPhone development, and start over from scratch. Partly because it was a custom web app, written using the PHP framework Code Igniter. The original intent was just to test out the framework for an upcoming freelance project, but the fact that I was always refactoring / enhancing the code was keeping me from the real reason I started this site in the first place. WordPress was a much better fit.

Back to the basics, why I want to blog

Using a prebuilt CMS allowed me to get back to core of this endeavor, writing. There have been several times where I’ve written up lengthy IM replies explaining what I thought on a subject, that I’ve forgotten and had to re-investigate. This site is place to collect my thoughts on to cohesive opinions and document the learning process as I tryout new languages / techniques.

Cleaning up the cruft, sticking to 3 main sites

If you are like me, you probably own several domain names. Every time I “think” I’ve come up with some clever domain name I just have to register it. I get delusions of grander about the killer site I’m going to build some day now that I have this name, and end up just bogging myself down with a never-ending supply of TODOs.

I decided to keep my online presence neatly folded into 3 websites:

  1. An Online Resume: www.kennysaunders.com

  2. A Consulting Front: www.fortyeightedesigns.com

  3. A Blog: this site of course

Plans for the website

At this stage in the game, the sky is always the limit. My plans are to write one post a week, and start with the creation of this website, and the process I follow in my day job as a User Experience Design & with my consulting work as I try out new technologies / best practices.

I hope you enjoy the ride / new site. Let me know what you think & if you already know me, let me know which direction I should take the content of this site.

Thanks again, you can follow me @kennysaunders, and don’t forget to say hi!

2 Responses so far. Add Yours.

  1. Erik Tuesday May 4th, 2010 8:03am

    Looks great Kenny. I look forward to your inspiration.

  2. Kenny Saunders Tuesday May 4th, 2010 8:26am

    Thanks Erik!

    I didn’t get everything how I wanted it for launch, a co-worker talked me into just getting it live and tweaking it as I go.

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