Who Am I?
I am a software developer from Redmond, WA and I enjoy long walks on the beach and sunsets. I also love to write about my experiences with web development and .Net technologies. For more information, please visit My Personal Website for more information or pictures. You can always contact me via email: luke at foust dot com.
Why Do I Blog?
Have you ever met somebody who is a gadget freak? They must always have the latest and greatest gadgets? Well, I am sort of the software development equivelent. I am constantly fighting my urge to check out the latest and greatest library or development tool. I am not advocating the practice of always using the latest technology. Instead, I recognize the tendancy to want to do this and I fight it by just reading and trying things out on my free time while keeping my everyday work in check. This blog is an outlet for my love of keeping up with software development.
What Does “Spontaneous Publicity” Mean?
Sponaneous publicity is a term I got from one of my favorite movies: The Jerk starring Steve Martin. During the scene where he first finds his own name in the phone book, he says, “This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print, that makes people! I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.” I think this is alot like blogging. You stick your name up there and wonder if anybody ever sees it.
You should check out EXTjs, great lib from a guy who started off using the YUI lib.