Category: Meta


Hello there. It’s been a while.

I’ve been planning to start writing again for quite some time. But every time I thought about logging in to Wordpress and using that horrible editor it has, I simply decided to do it later. I even tried a few blogging clients, but they’re not for me.

Recently a lot of sites I read have been moving to static engines: Octopress is everywhere, Marco Arment published Second Crack. I’ve been slowly falling in love with Markdown and I have a lot of experience with PHP, so I decided to try Second Crack first. I started modifying a few things on it to fill my needs, but soon enough there were so many changes that it made more sense to just write my own engine, and that’s how Crema was born.

As soon as Crema reached a “working” state, I started to recreate this site’s template from scratch. It’s based on Cleanr, but I had to rewrite everything so it would work as I wanted (for example, the layout is now based on media queries, try resizing your browser window or opening the site in a mobile device and you’ll see). Then I decided to reboot the blog, since I didn’t write anything here in more than one year. I kept some old articles because they still get a fair amount of traffic and/or are still relevant, but for the most part I’m actually starting over.

So without further ado, here’s my new site. I really hope you enjoy it, and if you do please consider subscribing to the RSS feed!

The Inevitable Hello World

I know, it’s a cliché to start a software development blog with “Hello World”, but I couldn’t resist. Anyway, welcome to my blog. My name is Rodrigo Sieiro and I’m a software developer. If you want to know more about me and what this blog is about, check the About page. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Back? Great. I created this blog (and by “created” I mean the subdomain and the template) in August 2009, but I never really started it until now. Usually I’m just too critical about myself and I always think that everything I write is not “good enough” to publish. But then I realized that I’ll never get to a point where I consider my posts to be “good enough” if I don’t start writing. So I decided to start posting anyway, hoping that I’ll get better with time.

My plan is to start with at least one post a week. If I manage to do that for a while, then I can start writing more. It has been almost a year since I started my company and I really regret not documenting all the ups and downs I’ve been through. Well, there’s nothing I can do about the past, but I can start writing right now. And that’s exactly what I’m doing!