From dust to desktop: Introduction
A little history
So it has been a solid two years since my website, derekheiser.com, has been anything but a money-grab for a deviant domain-squatter. When I realized it was expired and free for me to register again (at no cost, thanks to dreamhost; take that no-good, ransoming polish guy!), I had to sit and think about whether it was even worth it for me to create a new web presence.
Back in early 2009 I created derekheiser.com as a means to land a job. It had my resume, and was itself supposed to be an example of the fact that I could develop something from start to finish. Now that I am working full time, and have been happily doing so since March 2009, that isn’t a particularly pressing need anymore.
What I don’t have, is a place to demo small projects I am working on, comment on new technologies I find exciting, and highlight projects of friends around the net.
So now I am looking to revamp what derekheiser.com does for me. Aside from the basic “here is who I am, here is what I do” kind of content, I want to make the very process of creating my new website into an interesting chunk of content.
As a humble .net developer by day, my goal is to expand into some of the new web technologies out there. If nothing else, it will help me be more deliberate about my process and documenting what I learn throughout the experience.