Sunday Apr 05, 2009

personal blog on Wordpress

I signed up for a blog at WordPress, though there's nothing there as yet. From time to time I've thought of getting a personal blog. There are few restrictions on what I can write here, beyond the basic guidance to use good judgment. But I believe that since it's hosted on sun.com it reflects somewhat on the company, and also that readers here are more likely to be interested in information somehow related to computers. So some topics seem out of place here to me, though different bloggers make different judgments on what they will write about.

It was hard to choose between Wordpress and Blogspot and both looked like they would do the job. More serious blog sites and hosted software would be overkill for my casual and intermittent writing. The main drawback of Wordpress.com I read about was that it's difficult to customize the blog beyond the basic templates. No problem for me since I'm not overly concerned with the look and feel, other than an extreme dislike of uber-chic sites which use dark grey 7 point font on mottled black backgrounds.


Friday Aug 18, 2006

blogging lawyers


San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre started a blog. Jonathan Schwarz, a big fan of openness, is justifiably proud that our general counsel is the only one in the Fortune 500 who blogs. But I'm afraid that my city just grabbed bragging rights. Our city attorney Michael Aguirre just started a blog of his own, making him unique in the "Census 10." San Diego is the eighth largest city.


Aguirre is a big fan of openness himself, having been elected to the post in order to clean up a city government whose secretive financial dealings and favors handed out among the "good old boys" almost brought down the pension system and drew SEC and criminal investigations. Aguirre is no good old boy, and whatever he lacks in courtesy he makes up for in bluntness, and has made plenty of political enemies across party lines. Among these is the city newspaper which seldom lets a day go by without some article or editorial attacking him. Aguirre's blog should be an entertaining read even for people not captivated by city politics or legal opinions on budget approval processes.

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I am a software engineer in San Diego, president of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (spec.org), formerly a mathematician and a violist.

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