Welcome to tadmas...
OK, so it's been a really really loooong time since I've updated anything. I keep telling myself that eventually I'll have time to update stuff once I get everything cooking on the backend, but real-life work keeps getting in the way. So, here's an idea of when things will get going. (Never! Oh, wait, turn down the pessimism for a sec...)
So, I have a redesigned layout ready, which is the easy part. The hard part is (1) having something to write about and (2) displaying it. You see, I moved from the old hosting service to a VPS so that somebody wouldn't randomly, say, turn off PHP on my site or block all emails from Yahoo (thanks, Microworld). The problem is that now I have tons of options, and knowing me, I'd go with the craziest one of all.
I'm using YAWS as my server, which is actually a fairly sane option, but I'm also writing the backend of the site to go along with it. No simple PHP templates or pre-made blogging software. I want control over the whole enchilada. And that takes time.
Unfortunately, time is not good to me. I tend to get a couple of weeks into a project and then lose interest. I think it's because I have engaging projects at work, so by the time I come home, I don't need to scratch the programming itch any more.
I also need a project to generate some content. I have a few ideas percolating, but I'd love to hear what you'd like to see. I promise it won't be about cats.
Any questions? Check the FAQ first. Then, if you still don't know the answer, feel free to email me at david (at) tadmas (dot) com.
What is tadmas?
Hmmm, people ask me that question a lot. Let's just say that it almost certainly doesn't mean what you think it means. Could it be...
- a Latin or Greek word?
- a variation of Christmas?
- a city in Spain?
- what Weight Watchers is trying to lose?
- someone's last name?
- the name I gave my computer?
- just a little bit more? (from: David Brown)
- a set of characters whose ASCII hex representations all have a 4 in them, except for 'S'? (from: Fred — this is too weird to make up)
- times, addition, division, minus, addition, subtraction? (Mike Petty)
No, actually, the correct answer is that it's an acronym: This Acronym Doesn't Mean Anything Special.