Waileia’s been around since 2003, and the number of posts has dropped cataclysmically since then. It’s particularly embarrassing to note that I had exactly two posts in 2008 (this is one of them), yet paid DreamHost over $125 for the privilege of keeping this blog up and running.
In 2009, I’m going to try something new—and I refuse to make it a new year’s resolution, because those are so easy to break. In the past, my focus seems to have been writing about current news from the perspective of technology, and occasionally other topics.
Many people in my life have told me that I have a gift for teaching—perhaps more specifically, for explaining tough technology concepts in a detailed, all-encompassing way, but in a fashion that’s easy for them to grasp. I take this as high praise, especially since my profession doesn’t involve much of this on a day-to-day basis.
In 2009, my vision is to turn Waileia into a resource, taking tech concepts that aren’t understood very well and explaining them in a way that makes sense. I’m no longer under any delusions of grandeur—I don’t expect any human being to read this the week it comes out, for example—but perhaps one day, you, gentle reader, will have stumbled along from Google or the next big search engine with the goal to understand a problem you’re dealing with a little better. I hope Waileia will be of service.