I've been offline for about a year now. It wasn't a planned outage by any means. At some point early last year, I tried to do some minor tweaks, which busted a fair amount of things, and other things in life took priority over getting the fixes in. Nothing bad or serious in my life, just ... different priorities :). Like doing family things, becoming a Practice Lead at Magenic, speaking at conferences, and so on. But late last year I finally put some time away to get things back in order, and things are (mostly) back in a normal state.
So what did I do?
- The site is using MVC 5. No more web forms with view state - w00t!
- I've made an effort to use asynchronous controllers where possible. Not that I think my site needs to be super web scale or something; it was mostly an experiment. It's nice to see just how easy it is to make asynchronous server side processing now.
- Legacy links (e.g. ending with .aspx) ... should work. No guarantees that everything will re-route correctly, but I think I've covered most cases.
There are some things I turned off, like comments and a contact page. I'm not fond of comments, and if you want to contact me, the e-mail link on that page should be sufficient. I also need to get a good content editor in place again. Yes, I write everything on my own on this site. One may think that's crazy, but it's my way to play with things and see what works and what doesn't. Of course then I have to write my own tools, but again, that's the intent.
Hopefully in 2014 I start adding more content to my site again. We'll see how things go!
* Posted at 01.20.2014 10:08:11 AM CST | Link *