As this site unfolds I can think of questions that people might have. So I’ve started a list of Frequently (OK seldom or even never) Asked Questions.
Why isn’t there a category for Foo?
There are SO many tech topics. I only work with a limited set of them. And of those I don’t feel like I have the desire or expertise to write about them. For example, I know next to nothing about Ruby, Arduino, and NFC tags. So I wouldn’t be the guy writing about them. But if I do take up one of these topics, there will almost certainly be a category added here.
Why is the site organized as it is?
What I have here seems logical. Please feel free to propose an alternative structure on the Contact page.
It looks like there are a lot of random things here.
Uh, that’s true. Is that actually a question? This site has notes about things that I learn, and various insights that I’d like to share about the technologies I use. Yeah – it’s kinda random.
Why can’t I find topic Foo with Search?
If the Search doesn’t return post info based on text, tags, or categories, then I’ve obviously messed up. Please send me a note on the Contact page. It would help if you let me know what you are searching for, how you are searching, and if you are sure that content is on this site. Use the search bar at the top of site pages – see the image below.
Why is this post about Foo in the Bar category?
That reminds me : two Foos walk into a Bar … Never mind.
Why isn’t this site more visually appealing?
Cuz I’m a technician with no taste in visual styling. I’m focused on content, not visual artifacts that don’t actually contribute to the content. This genetic limitation does not affect my ability to build great UX into application-oriented user interfaces. I don’t pay much attention to colors or pretty pictures, but you’ll never find a Save button enabled unless changes are made, or a Delete button enabled if changes have been made. My focus is on making things work – making them pretty is a separate skill that I’ll leave for others when it becomes necessary.
Why don’t you write more about Foo?
This Foo thing is popular, I need to look into it. Really, I’m just writing whenever the urge strikes. I might be working with X but really driven to write about Y. I have several posts in draft all the time, so the post that gets published might not be about what I’m working on now – it’s just the article that I happened to finish today.