On Paying It Forward

One of my main philosophies in life is the concept of paying it forward. I remember, when I was younger, seeing the movie of the same name, with Haley Joel Osment as a kid who tried to have a net positive effect on the world by doing good by three people in the hopes that they, too, would do good for three more people each. In other words, it’d grow exponentially. Well, I think about that movie a decent amount, and I saw a chance to do something similar come up recently.

A New Leaf

Alright, so, a lot has changed in the past few months, as anyone who may have been following the blog (in all of its “no useful posts” glory) may have noticed. First things first, though: this is not going to be an informational post, and is more tailored towards being an update on my life. So, here goes:

In early- to mid-February, I was approached regarding a position as an .NET developer with a local marketing company in good ol’ Brentwood, TN, called 2-COM. I’m going to be perfectly honest, when I was approached about the position, I was sort of hesitant. I told the recruiter that it would take an absolutely perfect opportunity to get me to leave CTS. I wasn’t too certain that anyone could really make the offer that would draw me away, at least at this point in my admittedly short career.

New Blog Series Incoming

So, lately, I’ve been making a class on Git at work. My preparation has involved doing a bunch of refresher courses lately at ol’ Code School, and I plan to spread the good word of Git to my fellow coworkers. You see, CTS is a Microsoft shop, we use TFS primarily, blah blah blah. However, I’ve become more committed to open source languages as I have progressed in my admittedly short career. I’d really like to convert some of my .NET compadres over to the majesty of FOSS.

Yayyy the Blog Works

So, I finally managed to get everything working. I plan on adding more stuff to it (sidebar, anyone?), but the bottom line is that it works! And it even looks a little pretty-ish!

I’ve missed 45 minutes of the Super Bowl working on this blog. So, gotta run!

[Update: Lol, the Legion of Boom is proving to be a little much for Peyton and crew right now. It’s a little ugly.]

Up and Running, It Seems

So, I finally got the blog up and running. I decided against using .NET and writing a custom blog engine, as every time I sat down to do so I died a little inside.

Dying isn’t fun in the least.

But yeah, I’m running this blog using Octopress now. It’s going to take some getting used to, but I could see myself liking it.

Anyway, more to come as soon as I get good ideas for topics. See ya!