July 31, 2008 by Dave Haynes
Well, the end of the month seems like as good a time as any to re-point the blog from here to over there.
The new home for this is https://www.sixteen-nine.net
I would set up an automatic re-direct, but there’s that sticky little issue about not knowing how to actually pull that off.
The stuff that is here, will stay here, so it is searchable. But any new posts are going on the new, dedicated site, which remains pretty much a blog, but has a few twists.
A job board that is intended to let companies take the things they post on their own site and put them here as well. There’s no charge associated with it, and users can fill in the fields without my getting in the middle of it. I popped up a few things I know are out there, but from experience I know several companies who have sniffed around looking and found general job sites are way too broad in terms of the readership. At least with this, there’s little chance somebody will see the job post if they’re not already involved, somehow, in the space.
I also have an events calendar up. I am not all that happy with the one I am using right now, but it’s a start.
Links are buried in directory instead of on the main screen. There’s a way to do that in the Joomla 1.5 content management system, I’m sure, but I’m a rookie and somewhat hampered by being 50 and thick as a plank.
There is an RSS feed for posts built in. I think there is one for this WordPress version, but strangely I have never subscribed to myself. I have better taste than that.
I’ve added a little thingdoodle that creates an RSS feed from the RSS feeds that I sort through on Google Reader. This way, I can flag some things I have read on other blogs or sites but I don’t need to replicate them.
Finally, I have added a banner ad along the top. I’m not sure what all to do with that, but Joomla has that capability, and my buddy Kevin will take a free plug for his consulting firm, iBall Media.
I suspect I will continue to tweak things and add as I go. Let me know what you like and would like to see, and I have no doubt you’ll let me know what sucks.