Ten years ago, during Voyager's maiden season, my reviews and my website were both laboratories. The series gave me something to write about; the website was a chance to do something with my first Internet account. (It was a big, scary jump from Compuserve, let me tell you.) Today, I'm driven by similar desires - to create, to practice, to learn. And perhaps, to share.
Voyager is no longer first-run, but it continues to find new fans. As long as I have web space, part of it will always belong to Delta Blues. But even as I fulfill my commitment to catch up on the last of the season-seven reviews, I'm itching to branch out into new areas. Some technical, some creative.
As before, my goal is to learn things here that I can use elsewhere. I still have a soft spot for the printed word, so I'll be writing here with the intent to write elsewhere. My modest visual skills will be exercised in order to exercise more mature design skills on my wife's site. She's the visual pro. She can design; my job will be to make it work.
So...for now, this is a snapshot of a relaunch. I was tired of seeing the "oops, home page broke, follow this link" fronting seven years' of hard labor. It's going to start off pretty basic and generic, letting the legacy code (i.e. the reviews) speak for themselves. Even the writing of this page is a sign that I'm rusty.
I'm not happy to be rusty, but I am happy that the creative bug is starting to bite again.
If you're a long-time reader, welcome back. If you're new, welcome.