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First blog post

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.
I work mainly as a Flash developer now, although I do find myself delving into JavaScript and XML on occasion, so expect some insight into my daily trials and discoveries of the world of Flash.

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.

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