The Tomboy and The Geek is Back Online!

I have finally gotten The Tomboy and the Geek back online! This is third site I needed to restore and is right in-line with my Year of the Hustle post. This particular site is meant to help keep our friends and family in the loop with what we’ve been up to. The site previously housed years worth of pictures and content, so it will take a while to get the old content (as much as we still have) republished and available.

» Is Back Online!

I am happy to report that up and online! Its not much, but its at least a start and will continue to increase in functionality over time. As mentioned in my post, “The Year of the Hustle”, this is simply one item of step one, but is, by far, my most critical site and seeing tangible progress is invigorating. The site is my first real attempt at implementing a Twitter Bootstrap theme and was a great learning experience. If anyone reading this has suggestions, please list them in the comments; I’d love to hear them.


Pagoda Box

For the past few months I have been experimenting with the various Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers for PHP and the winner so far is hands down - Pagoda Box. This amazing tool is still under active development, but is insanely cheap and offers some amazing functionality that its competitors don’t. Probably most compelling feature is its support for persistent files storage with - wait for it - SSH access. That’s correct - not everything has to be stored in Git. If you haven’t decided on a PHP PaaS solution, or even if you already have, I recommend checking them out.


The Year of the Hustle

2013 has begun and so far its off to a great start; the holidays were fantastic, the kids are happy and Nancy and I have a renewed focus on making ourselves independent. In a nutshell, this year is going to be the year of the hustle. To help kick it off with a bang, my focus is going to be on new sites and projects built with modern tools and cloud-based infrastructure. Yup, if it all works out, 2013 is going to be one wild ride.

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