Monday, November 12. 2007
Hey everyone, I'm back!
Wow it's been a long time...
As you can see I've updated coggeshall.org, I hope everyone enjoys the new look and feel! It's been a very long time since I've blogged (or for that matter, had a decent web site).. but its time to get back on the horse and start getting more involved again in the public eye.
There are a ton of things that have happened in the better half of the last two and a half years.. so much so that I don't think I'll even try to update everyone on what's been going on. Instead, let's just start from scratch. I have managed to import all of my old blog entries going back to 2003 when I first started blogging, and I promise that I'll make it a point to continue to blog on an ongoing basis.
Regarding the web site itself, most of what was here before is back. If something is gone I've either determined it was no longer useful and took it down (please send me an e-mail at john at coggeshall dot org if you want to see something I've taken down) or its moved to a new section. Some of the cool new things about he site are as follows:
Integrated with Web 2.0 stuff: I've decided to start getting more involved in the social aspects of Web 2.0 and have integrated this site with all of the latest and greatest social networking technologies. That means you can now follow me
(I update twitter regularly from my cell), or become my friend on Facebook (just search for my e-mail address john at zend dot com). You can also Digg my posts
and just about anything else Web 2.0-ish... It took a little work, although the hardest part there was just getting all of my photos uploaded to Flickr to begin with, and I'm glad I made the effort because its much easier for me to manage everything now. I may look into some integration with things like LinkedIn
as well in the near future as I do use that pretty regularly. Let me know if anything is giving you any problems!
OSS Projects: OSS Projects are now located in the code
section and I've created Google code repositories
for them all so people can actually contribute fixes themselves.
Resources/Slides: I've gone through my collection of speaking materials I've used over the years (at least the ones in Powerpoint format) and uploaded them all to my SlideShare
account. You can find them syndicated on my site in the Resources
I promise I'll keep blogging regularly now! Oh, and one more thing -- except the blog itself (which is based on Serendipity
) the entire site is running on Zend Framework