Ten Years of No-blogging

   Ten years ago on this day I launched this personal website which is definitely not a blog. It was just a side project to learn LINQ and the new features of ASP.NET 3.5. Who would have thought it would last for 10 years? My noobier self was quite proud of what I had written and of course with time I became ashamed. Right now I'd rather rewrite the project than develop new functionality on top of the current codebase and no, that has nothing to do with it being Web Forms.

   I learned a lot of things from this project. Although after learning LINQ I did not meet any programming challenges it turns out a real-world project has a lot of requirements one normally does not think of. A favorite example is avoiding double post when the user has just posted a comment and presses F5. A real world project has a lot of small issues like this one that tend to be overlooked when learning. When I built this project I was already working as a professional programmer but I still had people to look after me and tell me about all the small things I had missed. Being forced to think of them myself taught me what managing a software project felt like. I fought spam and had to implement ways to block it quickly. I had to change the defaults of some features because they turned out to be terrible user experience for the main user - myself. In addition I implemented some "clever" solutions for simple things just to learn why they are not that clever and why big boys do it differently.

   Here are some stats:

   Total Posts: 268 (about 1 article every 2 weeks on average)
   Posts in Bulgarian: 127
   Posts in English: 141
   Posts about music: 71
   Posts about programming: 64
   Posts about games: 36
   Posts about technology: 41
   Comments: 1645
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Posted by:   Stilgar
00:05 03.02.2018


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Posted by   Guest (Unregistered)   on   19:48 11.03.2018

Congratulations for that.
It is nice to have a blog so long tome, I guess.
How many visitors or impressions does the non blog per day?
I want to create blog too ( non comersial ) just for fun, but need
to have some visitors to keep writing. May be the visitors
will keep my motivation to write one per week....

Posted by   Stilgar   on   22:43 12.03.2018

I don't know. I dropped the stats software a long time ago.

Posted by   ___XXX_X_XXX___ (Unregistered)   on   01:11 04.05.2018

Sadly, when I try to post a comment, all I get is "Error validating request. This may occur if javascript is disabled.".

Everybody have to have JavaScript disabled, uBlock enabled, "Incognito" mode all the time and "hosts" file full of crappy names these days pointing to, right ?

My original text was "Glad to see that everything still works with JavaScript disabled" :)

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