This is the fourth part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. I didn’t blog much in the 10 days before and the few days after the November 7 election since I was volunteering on my wife Judith’s campaign for the New York Assembly.
- “IBM SOA on YouTube (YouTooble?)”
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
This entry had no new content from me and was just a collection of links to IBM SOA videos on YouTube. Nevertheless, I learned that having a photo of an attractive young woman on a blog entry will help drive a lot of traffic.
- “Is Open XML a one way specification for most people?”
Monday, October 16th, 2006
I wrote this in about 20 minutes while sitting in the IBM Rochester office, a place I rarely visit. It had more hits than any other blog entry in 2006.
- “Sahana – Free and Open Source Disaster Management System”
Friday, October 20th, 2006
Open source for the public good.
- “The completed porch”
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Finally. It took much longer than I thought it would, but I learned much more about carpentry than I thought I would.
- “Will there be another Java?”
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
A long-winded way of saying “no.”
- “Starting with the guitar, part 1: Basic considerations”
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
The start of a new series on a topic I felt I had ignored for too long. In doing this review, I discovered that I had briefly touched on this topic in April, though I hadn’t remembered that when I started the entry.
- “ODF standard is FINAL and PUBLISHED as ISO/IEC 26300:2006”
Friday, December 1st, 2006
ODF became an ISO standard with the vote in May, but the interim until it was published allowed the FUDmeisters time to be pains in the neck in various places around the world.
- “Poll: What is Dylan�s best album?”
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
My first blog poll. Expect more in 2007.
- “IBM votes NO on Open XML in ECMA”
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
This took 10 minutes to write and, as I said in the entry, was done simply because we got a call early in the morning from a reporter in Europe. This was the second most read entry of the year.
- “How my website was built and how I might do it differently today”
Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Expect more tweaking in 2007. This whole blogging thing is so much more interesting to me because I can see the technology underneath it. Just today I hacked the entry editor to make it easier to write these quarterly reviews.
- “I�m a document guy”
Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
It may take time, but I hope this blog gives me the opportunity to explain the context for what I think and why.
- “#1. My Second Life: Getting Started”
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
This is the start of another series. Chances are, if I get interested in something, I’m going to write about it here eventually.
So there you go, 2006 in four easy installments. I probably could have chosen a few more entries or pared this down, but I think it gives a sense of what was happening to me in 2006 and what I decided to write about.
All entries in this series
- January through March. Monthly archives: January, February, March
- April through June. Monthly archives: April, May, June
- July through September. Monthly archives: July, August, September
- October through December. Monthly archives: October, November, December