So, regular readers of this site (all two of them) may have noticed that 60cycle.net wasn't getting a whole lot of love lately. There's a couple reasons for that. Number one, Jo and I tied the knot back in June (huzzah!), and number two, I was busy working on davidvg.com.
Why a new site, you ask? Good question. I wrote 60cycle.net and 60cycleCMS back when I didn't know a whole lot about web development. It was cool to learn some PHP and MySQL, but it didn't teach me a lot about actual web development strategies (MVC patterns, for example). When my work compelled me to write a website, I jumped on the chance to learn Ruby on Rails, and I never looked back.
Having learned the Rails way of doing things, I felt pretty silly about 60cycleCMS. I toyed around with writing a new CMS in Rails, but, let's face it, why re-invent the wheel? Typo would do most of what I wanted. So, I installed Typo and started hacking. A few things annoyed me about Typo, and the iamrice theme, while being pretty darn awesome, wasn't exactly what I wanted.
davidvg.com is the result of my mods to Typo and iamrice. Now that I've got the site running the way I like, hopefully the blog will see a little more action :-). Let me know if you find anything amiss!