Taking stock…

After a brief chat with a fellow developer earlier on today, I’ve been thinking about what this blog is doing to me. What I hope is that it’s giving me a place to air my thoughts about development, think through some of the deeper issues, and maybe giving you, my dear readers, so useful insight into what’s what on the web today.

Yet it could also be doing me damage. What if someone takes a dislike to something I’ve said? I have, after all, been quite disparaging about certain areas of web technology. I’ve also not held back from saying what I think is going to be the areas to watch – if I’m wrong, I’ll look a fool. Or, to be more exact, more of a fool than I do already. Well, I’m not in control of that, and any controversial things I may have said here are just my opinion. Take them or leave them.

So I’m not going to stop. For one thing it’s extremely useful to me to have to write up my thoughts. All too-often new ideas have occurred to me half-way through the composition of one of these entries. I also regularly look back over my archives to drag back to the forefront of my mind something I previously mentioned, and need to look into in more depth.

Plus I hope I’m doing you some good, as well. Writing this is certainly therapuetic for me. And thanks for your comments, both of you (you know who you are ;0), they are much appreciated.

So, as this Geek Times blog is a little over a year old, I thought I’d take stock. It’s been an … interesting year. Lot’s has happened, both technologically and in all the other areas of my life. But I’m happy with things as they are now, and the future indeed looks bright. Here’s to the next year!