Hello there and welcome to my shiny new blog. You’ve discovered the obligatory first post where I tell you a bit about myself and what I’m planning to write. There are, as it should happen, a few different purposes for the blog, and I’m afraid they serve a few different audiences. Wiser people than I would say this is a terrible idea and that if I have multiple audiences I should write multiple blogs that cater to each audience. To which I say, bugger that, we’re going to be lucky if we get through a single blog together, you and I, let alone several. Moreover, this is not the first terrible idea I’ve ever had and certainly won’t be the last. Perhaps things will work out all the same. I, for one, am excited to find out.
However, my heart is not entirely closed to those who may come to this blog for one purpose and find some of the entries in here completely uninteresting to them. For you, dear friends, I will provide tags and/or categories that I will be strict about using with every post. (Not least of which because I love breaking things down into little categories. A lot. Quite possibly too much. But mostly for you!) And if I am clever enough and have time enough at some point in the future, I hope to introduce a schmancy color scheme that will allow folks to be able to tell at a glance which category any particular post may fall in. I can’t say the categories will be neat and perfect, as I am living evidence that one category of stuff can bleed into another, but it seems like a decent enough starting point.
But enough of that. (Really. Yikes. The fingers, they just keep going, don’t they?) What, exactly, was going to be the point (or points, not unlike a shuriken) of this blog again? Threefold, my friends! You may know I’m a regular user of Twitter. Sometimes, especially right now, I have a few thoughts in my head that may take a little more than 140 characters to communicate. This will become the repository of those big thoughts. Said grand thoughts tend to come in three basic flavors:
1) work thoughts – Usually programming, possibly sometimes other thoughts about being the cofounder of a very small game development company.
2) game thoughts – I play games. I like to talk about things. I probably want to talk about games.
3) life thoughts – As the parent of two young boys, there are likely going to be stories to tell from the family arena.
I bet you can see the problem here. Some friends and family are going to (I hope!) stop by from time to time to see how we’re getting on and what trouble the kidlets are getting into these days. The chances of these folks being interested in the latest HTML5 discovery I made is probably pretty slim (though non-zero), and vice versa. Well, hence the tags and categories and eventually the colors and hopefully all will be well. We’ll find out together.
So! Now that all that is out of the way, I can start posting about all the HTML5 stuff I’ve been uncovering, which was the catalyst for me finally taking the time to kick off the happy fun times. Let’s begin!