As you can see by the “old school” counter below, geeklit recently passed the 400,000 page views mark. (Yes, that’s views, not hits, so 400,000 people saw one page, or if it was one person—well that person really likes my blog.) This has me feeling a little nostalgic about the path that this blog has taken.
In the early days, it was very much about Halo. (And trying to be an advocate for legitimate Halo modders. Modding isn’t about cheating damn it!) The first post for this blog was written Monday, January 31, 2005 and the majority of the posts at that time were about my Halo books: Black Art of Halo Mods (Sams), Halo 2 Hacks (O'Reilly) and Halo 2 Battle Guide (Thompson). There was also some content about Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) and the book I co-authored about that software: MCMS: A Complete Guide (AW). I don’t feel bad ‘plugging’ these titles because they’re so old now that I don’t think anyone is interested in paying for them anymore.
- this image was in the first post with the caption “I don't recall whether this was staged or not”
Of course, after leaving Microsoft, I eventually made it back into the fold (although writing books about Halo and XNA—how far did I really roam?) when I joined metalogix and started blogging and writing books about content management again—of course, Microsoft had consolidated on SharePoint by that point.
I’ve had people tell me over the years that my blog is eclectic, and I’ve always agreed with that assessment. Whether it was chronicling a drive across Canada, or writing about some development topic such as adding Growl/Prowl push notifications to SharePoint applications, I have jumped around a bit.