Yes, I know… It’s been well over a year since I last actually added something to this site (and when I did, it was only to re-add the historical content after someone hacked the WordPress installation). There are two reasons behind that. The first is a simple lack of time. It’s amazing how a young child in the house will do that to you. The second was that my employer’s computer use policy includes a statement that posting on a blog was prohibited, and that by doing so I could be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. In this economy, that wasn’t something I was willing to risk!
Still, time marches on, and I finally came to a couple of conclusions. First of all, some of my friends have similarly aged children and they are able to keep their websites updated. In some cases multiple sites. Telling myself I don’t have enough time probably means that I am actually wasting it. Besides, who needs sleep anyway?! Secondly, the company I work for really has no right to tell me what I can do in my free time as long as it doesn’t negatively impact them. Since I have no intention of revealing the inner workings of their code, or product plans, on this site I’m probably safe. I certainly hope so anyway.
So, what next? Well having decided I need to do do something with this site. I shall! For starters, I migrated away from my previous hosting company, which appeared to be getting slower and slower, to a new one Arvixe. They offered everything my previous host provided with better response times and lower cost! As for the content, my goal is to follow the example of several others I know and post at least one new entry each week. In between postings, you can find me on both Twitter (@richardjfoster) and Google+ (+Richard Foster) feel free to stop by and say “Hi” in either location, although I’m currently more active in G+ than Twitter.