Hello World!

October 12, 2010

I realize that I should probably change the title of this post, but it seems so appropriate.  I've written blogs before (here, here, here and helped my wife with this one), so I am fully aware that WordPress simply puts this placeholder post here to give you a more detailed introduction to their fantastic software.  However, I am leaving the title as-is because this is my first post on a blog devoted to my learning from and giving back to the ruby on rails programming community.

See, I've learned most of what I know about rails from "aha!" blog posts that others have written when faced with a difficult problem.  Not wanting to forget their solution (which I now realize is easy to do), they write out the answer to their problem for guys like me to stumble upon when faced with the same issue.

My hope is that this blog will serve as a searchable index of code that I am sure to forget, and a small contribution to the open source community that has allowed me to do way more than I should be able to do two years in.  I also hope to use it as somewhat of a resume.  My entrepreneurial ways have kept me self-employed since 2004 and I've stated many times that I hope to never need a resume.  Well, if I want to pursue programming I will need to show what I am capable of and this seems like a good launching point for those needing to confirm my worth.