Welcome to my new digital home. Watch out for falling bytes.

Well, it was time.  I finally decided to launch my own web site, again.  Truth be told, I didn't even have a website all these years that I had a blog.  I didn't feel I really needed one.  Many thanks to the MozillaZine crew for hosting me all these years.

So why'd I move?  There's a few reasons:

  • I needed a home for JavaScript demos, and free blogs just don't cut it for that.  (Which is why I didn't end up at WordPress.com.)
  • I've been playing with WebGL a bit, and HTML 5 Audio.  Fifteen seconds of Ogg Vorbis audio is around 200 KB, even for just speech! When I want to do five minute shows, that's a non-starter on a free blog.
  • To be honest, I've been a bit of a cheapskate, too. The free ride had to end sometime.

I've also gone ahead and purchased HTTPS hosting. Why? Admittedly, it's overkill. But at the same time, I want you to know that the files on this site are coming from me. In particular, I want people who don't trust the Web (NoScript, anyone?) to trust me. This really is just a personal site for me, to showcase my public works of Web technology.

Yes, Verbosio, my prototype XML editor, is the main focus of those works. I'm considering moving it over here, as it never really was a good fit with MozDevGroup's aim of supporting extensions. (Mine's a full-fledged vaporware application.)

Speaking of WebGL, I've got a cheap prototype demonstration of circles in 3-D space going. Don't ask me why the circles are a little flattened. I'm hoping someone out there can tell me why. It's all leading towards a series of presentations I'm calling “Visualizing the DOM”, and the first installment's coming soon (probably in a month or less).

One thought on “Welcome to my new digital home. Watch out for falling bytes.”

  1. I’m not sure at which stage it gets broken, but reading your blog through planet.mozilla.org with Google Reader using IE, the apostrophe named entities don’t work. I’d not seen them before, but it seems they are in HTML 5 but not HTML 4…

    (From Alex: Yeah, I noticed the feed to Planet Mozilla posted the raw apostrophes too. That made me… less than thrilled. I’ll try not to do that in the future.)

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