Sucking Less Every Year

You should be unhappy with code you wrote a year ago. If you arent, that means either A) you havent learned anything in a year, B) your code cant be improved, or C) you never revisit old code. All of these are the kiss of death for software developers.

Spot on.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Love you guys.

Who Did You Want To Be?

I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, “Remember Who You Wanted To Be”. It’s crazy how profound bumper stickers can be in that small space, isn’t it?

It really made me think. Do you remember who you wanted to be? I’m not talking about when you were five and wanted to be an astronaut, Police Office, NASCAR racer or anything like that. I am talking about when you were in High School or College and you had dreams and aspirations which seemed to get lost as you went through life.

For me, it was to be in a touring band, playing music and ministering to people there. I played consistently from age 17 until I was 25 and my family moved to Oklahoma one year ago. It’s not that I don’t want to play anymore, it’s that I don’t know very many people out here in the “scene” and I’ve had a rough time connecting with other musician’s. I realize I am most likely not going to be touring very much any longer, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still attain what I once held so dear.

This year, I am going to strive to get back into the music scene. Live performance, studio sessions, recording other bands, mixing and even mastering projects. I am going to rehearse, by myself, in my home studio. I have been too complacent for too long with the gifts and talents the Lord has given me. It’s time, once again, to put it all to use.

Remember Who You Wanted To Be?

WordPress vs. Tumblr

As you may have heard, I transferred domain hosts recently. While I am quite a bit happier with my new host, it seems as though I have lost all my WordPress content during the transfer.

I have done all I know to do, and all Google knows to do. I can’t recover anything from the database. On one hand, it totally sucks, but on the other, I look at it like a chance to start over. That’s the best way to look at it, right? We’ll just treat 2007 like a test run for blogging.

With that said, I have a question for all (5) of you. Should I keep the site semi-as-is, or change over to a blog powered through tumblr? I’ve been playing with it since the original site went down a week ago and I really like a lot of the features. The only drawback is I don’t know enough about coding to make a custom tumblr theme, and wordpress is extremely customizable.

Perhaps I can combine the two and create one super-website with all the content I want. What do you think I should do?