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Full-time web developer. Part-time smart ass.

I'm Brent Collier.

After a year and a half as an engineer on Twitter's Trust & Safety team, I'm looking for my next gig. Contact me if you know of something interesting.


another rewrite

Posted on 11/07/2008

So I've got a problem...

I've got a wordpress blog, this rails blog, a tumble log, a twitter feed, and probably a few other blog/feed/things that I'm forgetting.   Aside from this blog, I post to the others fairly regularly.  Granted, it's typically only an iphone photo with some blurb of text, but still...

Here's the issue.  There's only a handful of people following this stuff (it's a shocker, I know) on a regular basis, so I can't really expect them to his 4 or 5 urls every time they want to see what's up with me.  My "followers" consist primarily of family, friends, and coworkers.  The family only checks the wordpress blog (and occassionally the tumble log) for pictures of the kids and my super-witty anecdotes.  The friends and coworkers mostly follow my tumble log and more recently, my twitter feed, which I've had for a while but didn't start using much till now.

Here's my solution.  I want to bring it all together.  Put it all in one place.  When someone gets bored enough to look me up, I want them to get the whole picture with having to play a game of musical websites.  This inspiration for this came from a blog that I've been loosely following for several months now.  The blog combines both life and tech posts, but all the while maintaining the separation of the two.


Notice also that he includes a link to his tumble log in the header nav.  I'd like to find a better way to incorporate Tumblr, but at this point, I'm not sure how.  The same goes for my Twitter feed.

Not only will this allow people to see everything in one place, but hopefully it will also encourage me to post tech content more often in order to keep up with the steady flow of family/life stuff.

So that's my plan.  We'll see how long it takes me to get any of it done.  For anyone interested in following the build, I've already setup a Github repo here.