So Long and Thanks for… well, you know.

Wow. I remember this place. It’s been a while, though :(

Over the years, this blog has been home to my posts on any number of subjects. From programming to humor to health and fitness to sports (go, Giants!), to family matters… it was here. The trouble with that, however, is that I endeavor to lead two different lives. My professional/programming life, and my personal life. It never quite sat well with me to mix the two here. There are, with a few exceptions, different people in my personal life than in my professional life. Those who follow me for ColdFusion or JavaScript or other programming information, really don’t care much about who I’m rooting for in the Super Bowl (go, Giants!). Likewise, family and friends really don’t care much about programming.

Worlds collide.

That is coming to an end as of today.

For a short while now, I’ve been running a personal blog over at Second Half Charlie. It was originally meant to be somewhat of a motivational/inspirational site. As I’m smack dab in the middle of an existential mid-life crisis, I figured I’d share some of the life lessons that I’m learning. But it’s evolved into more of a general personal site. Basically, if it’s not about programming, it’s on Second Half Charlie.

So what of programming posts? Why not just continue to post them here? Frankly, I felt that a fresh start was in order. I don’t want to try to salvage the remains of a neglected and unfocused blog. In the spirit of moving on in my professional life, I wanted to do something that was representative of the journey. From this point on, all of my programming related posts will be made at Functionally Numb (http://charliegriefer.github.io). I think that the URL itself represents what I want the blog to be. It’s about programming. It’s about learning new technologies. In fact even the blog platform (Jekyll) is new to me, and has taken some time to learn.

I plan to leave this blog up and running. There’s information here that I think may be of use to people. Not much reason to take it down. While there won’t be any new posts, I’ll try to respond to comments if any come in  (Update: Comments have been closed, sorry!).

To those that have participated, thank you. I hope to see you over at Second Half Charlie or Functionally Numb.

Charlie