February 17, 2009
The way things were
For the last six months or so almost every post on Vault has been a daily collection of micro-posts from my Twitter account. Twitter is a micro-blogging utility that allows me to send 140 character posts to everyone who subscribes to me. Think of it as broadcast text messaging. While it has been a wonderful tool for quick brain dumps of information; it is worthless as a meaningful medium for presenting ideas. Twitter is particularly useful when I am not in front of a computer because every smart phone in existence has a client for it.
Because of the limited usefulness of my tweets (what Twitter calls individual posts,) I am changing the configuration to only post summaries weekly. This should reduce the clutter on Vault. Of course this will only really help if I increase the number of honest-to-god blog posts.
In other news, my wife and I are getting ready for the birth of our third child. We are expecting sometime in the next couple weeks. Work has been been amazingly good but causes me to be busier than I have ever been (partly explaining the lack of blog posts.) The two weeks at home for the birth will be a welcome rest… or not.
On a side note let me post this link our Host Monster referral page. I have always felt strongly about putting advertising on my private blog but HostMonster.com has been such a great web hosting service for us that I regularly recommend them to friends/family. But because I have never posted the link I continually forget to use the referral (Vault gets $50 credit every time someone registers a domain through it) or I have trouble finding the referral when I do remember. Now I can find it easily via the Vault search function.