This blog started ten years ago today, with a post about My first job ever. It’s strange to think about those ten years. At the time, it seemed late to be starting a blog, but now having a blog going back ten years makes it seem like one of the ancients.
I wrote far more frequently then than I do now, partly because of the novelty of it, partly because of time pressures, and partly because Twitter gets the shorter tossed-off ideas now. But I still value having a place to express myself when the universe moves me to.
If you haven’t been a long-time reader, the most unusual post here was about dinner at the White House, though by far the most popular post was the animated CSS Homer. Of course I find much else in the archives that I would like to point out to you, but won’t.
When I started this ten years ago, I didn’t know what would come of it. As a side project, there were no requirements on it, and I could take it wherever I felt like taking it. It’s still that way: I don’t know what topics will find their way here in the next year or ten, and I’m interested to find out.