What about Pligg

March 8, 2007

OK, so the latest website idea would really fill a hole in the local auto marketplace: a bit of a mix between digg.com, edmunds.com, craigslist.com. The juicy details are left out for now, at least until I get it further along. Oh sure, you’ve seen it before. Problem is, I cannot find a similar site yet… seriously.

I was planning to develop it in Coldfusion, but this would entail a few weeks worth of web app development, so in the spirit of leveraging other platforms, I’ve decided to look into pligg.

Uh, I guess this is a great “opportunity” to learn PHP and MySQL. Thankfully, there are great tips and a simple template for pligg on upstartblogger.

Maybe you’re like me

March 7, 2007

I’ve got a lot of varied interests: business ideas, computing, programming, network security, digital photography, woodworking, prototyping…

And the list keeps growing. So, why add “putting up a blog” to the list, when I should be making progress on one of these other areas of interest?

I’ve always felt that blogging is more for those who can’t be bothered to code their own websites, and I enjoy the code. In fact, I enjoy the code too much: HTML, CSS, .NET, Coldfusion, AJAX. Playing with API’s… e-commerce systems. It’s all very easy to get tied up with the details.

Doing it all yourself can really slow you down.

So I’ve decided to stop reinventing the wheel. I’m utilizing someone else’s platform to blog, without even customizing it. It’s painful but good.

Hello world!

March 7, 2007

Yay! I love “hello world” anything.