I’m going to bite the bullet and do this.
I messed around with some free, open-source (read: unnecessarily complicated) blog systems, while still in the process of deciding whether to turn my old portfolio site into a blog.
Then, quite by accident, I discovered that my web host offered WordPress as part of my hosting package. Score! No more password.php, config.txt, install.sql, you know the drill. I just clicked the button and now I have a blog. They get an A+ for user experience.
The originally Nerdabilly.com was hatched in the fall of 2001 as an online portfolio and showcase of my college works. Now, 5 years later, the site had only ever had one major overhaul and was showing the signs of its age. I’m at a point in my life where experience speaks for itself, and I’m finding that an online portfolio and resume may be a bit more work than it’s really worth.
What does nerdabilly.com mean, anyway?
Funny you should ask!
The name “nerdabilly” came to me in a dream during the summer of 2001. I had fallen asleep at my desk while working a temp position at a soul-crushingly-dull call center operation. The original vision was to have a site showcasing my own work as well as tutorials and info on anything I deemed tutorial-or-info-worthy. In some ways, this blog is a continuation of that idea. The name is a combination of “nerd” (which, at this point, needs no further elaboration) and “rockabilly,” and was inspired by the tendency of rockabilly fans to add the suffix “-(a)billy” to any imaginable root.