Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Four years blogging

Paolo Valdemarin's note about his 4th blogging anniversary yesterday reminded me that I've now been blogging for 4 years too. I started blogging on 21 March 2002, five days before Paolo started his first public weblog, on the 26th.

Unlike him, I wasn't blogging internally beforehand, although we both started for similar reasons, and both pretty much blogged for Dave Winer for a while. I remember that each time I posted, I would see one hit from in the referer log. I'm pretty sure that was Dave. I checked it out once - I saw he had posted a comment, so looked up his IP address in my server logs and found that his was the hit.

I started blogging because I had to demonstrate my response to this challenge (I wrote some code called Python Community Server). I didn't blog that much until Salon Blogs started in July 2002, though, and I created this blog, which used to live over there, about a week before the official opening :-)

BTW, it's called 'Second p0st' because its first post was the second post ever on - after this one.

So, that's four years. Back to work ... :-)