27 April 2003
So, my name is Dan Risacher, and I’m intending to start a weblog. Or perhaps I should say that I’m *starting* a blog, since here I am, typing the first entry.
At the same time, I’m also intending to start writing a blog engine, because I’m not particularly satisfied with any of the ones extant. Why not? Well, I’m a perl guy, so I want something I can hack on in Perl. And all the perl solutions that I saw were not mod_perl based; which means they are cgi, which means that in theory, they’re slow. And comparatively kludgy.
One of the problems that I have is that I have a lot of projects going at any given time, and inevitably, something gets pushed to the back burner. Sometimes I’ve got so many projects that I can’t keep track of them all.
So right now, here’s everything that I have in the queue, high enough that it gets some brain-cycles put towards it:
- writing a blog
- writing a blog-engine
- writing a webmail engine
- writing a mp3 streamer
- fixing my sailboat
- buying a new house
- fixing the framing on my front door
- re-organizing my house so there’s room for all my new wife’s stuff
- finding time to take my cats to the vet
- making some bagpipes
- doing some reading to learn what it takes to be a new dad (we’re expecting around November 2003)
And that’s just non-work stuff.