As a technologist I am constantly experimenting with new tools, applications, and workflows so that I can optimize both my time and productivity. I enjoy this part of my “job” immensely.
This blog is currently hosted on Squidix after previously being hosted on Webfaction. I still highly recommend WebFaction if you are consistently involved in web development as part of your normal day job, but I simply found I needed something more intuitive for my workload.
I use a self-hosted version of WordPress. Plugins that I use are Disable Comments, WP Super Cache, and Yoast SEO
. Between demands on the host and ease of overall security maintenance, it is wise to limit the number of plugins to a minimum.
I’m a fan of Google Apps for productivity and email, Inoreader for not just RSS reading and archiving but also for following social media accounts in a single searchable interface. Pinboard rocks for bookmarks.
I was one of the first hundred or so people to adopt Twitter in my home town, and legitimately believed that social media was a life altering experiment in building global community. After the initial euphoria wore off and the advertisers moved in, I have become much more skeptical of social media in general but you can still find me on Twitter and Facebook if you want to send me a DM.