Monthly Archives: April 2003

1st post

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:

  1. writing a blog
  2. writing a blog-engine
  3. writing a webmail engine
  4. writing a mp3 streamer
  5. fixing my sailboat
  6. buying a new house
  7. fixing the framing on my front door
  8. re-organizing my house so there’s room for all my new wife’s stuff
  9. finding time to take my cats to the vet
  10. making some bagpipes
  11. 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.