One of the reasons for going the blog route rather than my own site was to upload swf sample files – being a Flex developer amongst other things. However, it turns out that wordpress don’t support swf’s so I am stuck, and the blog exercise might just come to a grinding halt.
Anyhow I’m going to stick with it for a bit in case I find a reason to post. Maybe it will suit me to have a place to vent.
I’ve read lots of other people’s blogs and have left posts on them too, but the thought of having my own never really crossed my mind until recently. I was posting messages on a technical forum and I wanted to attach code and an example swf file and I couldn’t. It was then that I though maybe I should activate my own personal web site. I have already registered simon.palmer.com, so off I went in search of a hosting company that would be cheap (free) and allow me to stick software up on my domain. They do exist, but it was looking like a pain.
It was then that I thought of a blog and a quick google for “free blog software” threw up wordpress. I recognised the name and 10 mins later here I am posting my first message…
I guess my Christmas present to myself is a blog.