Ben Crowder

About the Blog

So…I blog about a lot of things. It’s all over the place. I’ve tried splitting things out into multiple blogs so people who are only interested in one thing don’t have to sift through the rest, but that didn’t work out very well.

If you’re one of those people, 1) I apologize and 2) I have a solution for you! The tag feeds (RSS and JSON) take optional query parameters that allow you to fine-tune the feed a bit:

Principles

I try to work in public and learn in public. I’ve also changed my position on several issues over the years, so older blog posts don’t necessarily reflect my current thinking. (If you find an old post and want to know if I still agree with what I wrote back then, email me.)

History

The blog started back in 2002, though I don’t think I used an actual blog engine until 2005. I believe I used Blogger at one point and then WordPress for a while, before switching to custom, handmade blog engines.

In March 2016 I archived 2,200 posts. It’s better that they’re gone. Trust me.

There was a long period where I largely clammed up except for project release posts, but as of mid-2020 I’ve begun writing more again.