About FWS Blog
I created this blog for two reasons... One, I needed a blog so I could make frequent updates to my web site status and so searched for one and found Blog 9.0 written in ASP. I can't stand PHP, but everyone uses it and I don't want to upgrade to .NET because I don't like black box development. I know I'll have to give in to both eventually, but I wanted to find an asp solution for my blog. Even this one has some .NET in it in order to take advantage of the thumbnail views, but I'll probably try to find a way around that one too.
The second reason I chose this one is the open source and my desire to use Postgresql as the backend database. It was a challenge I wanted to take on. Most of that is done, but I know there are still some problems I need to work out. Postgresql does paging differently than MS access and MS SQL so navigation will be an issue shortly, but I'll write about that in a different sections.
I can barely remember assignments that I get in the course of my work which ranges from web development to network design and deployment. I frequently run into issues that I may spend 20 hours trying to fix and not charge the customer but for a couple of hours because I know that once I find the fix, it will make future work go quicker. When I find the answer to those issues, I make notes, but rarely can find those notes when I come back to them later. The internet has been a big help in finding solutions, but the same lose of that paperwork, I find I can't find those pages later or have to start the search for the answer all over again. So, I decided to blog my issues in an effort to earmark the answers so I can find them and also provide a forum so others can find the answers as well. I thought the blog would be a good way to allow people with the same issues provide insights to answers they found as well.
So the purpose of this blog is:
- Jog my memory to find answers I found before
- Help others locate answers to technical issues
- Get input from others that may help me to find better solutions