Blog Reorg

Posted in blog, development, technology at 7:09 pm by wingerz


One of the weird things about programming is that you can spend a good amount of time doing something like refactoring or reorganizing your code and you feel a sense of accomplishment afterwards, even if no one notices.

I’ve heard that it’s good to have some area of focus for your blog. Unfortunately, there are a variety of topics that I enjoy posting about. Rather than set up two blogs, I’ve decided to separate the content into four main areas:

  • Technology: Work, coding, techy stuff.
  • Food: Eating in and dining out, hopefully with a lot of drool-inducing photos.
  • Games: Video games and other diversions, mostly Nintendo fanboyism.
  • Personal: Life events and observations, along with wacky stuff that comes my way.

The few lines of code that I had to write/update dealt with feed generation – I just wanted to be able to pass a category name to the function that creates feed links. I also had to modify one SQL statement so that it would fetch comments on posts in a specified category rather than all comments on all posts. WordPress’s comment feed code was RSS only, so I decided to use Feedburner to expose the feed in other formats.

I’m still playing around with the category hierarchy. I’d also like to make it more obvious that there are four areas, probably by applying a different theme to each one.

In the end, I’m not sure how much of a difference this will make because I’m surrounded by engineers who love to play video games and cook.

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