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Goodbye, Instant Watch Database

Published on Friday, August 01, 2014 at 01:26PM

It’s been a good run, but the time has come for me to retire Instant Watch Database. Time constraints and a general lack of motivation are the primary reasons for my decision. Netflix also made my decision a little easier when they decided to retire their API for all but a few developers.

I would like to thank everyone who contacted me over the years with compliments, critiques, ideas, questions, etc… I sincerely appreciate all of the feedback I received.
For now, I will be focusing on family, work, catching up on my 365 day movie challenge, and a new software project that I am really excited about. I’ll do my best to keep everyone posted.


Published on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:02PM

Go ahead, subscribe to my feed. You know you want to. :)

What the hell is this thing?

Published on Friday, March 02, 2012 at 10:52PM

Well, it’s a website. More specifically, it’s a website that runs on a new blogging engine that I am currently writing. If the site looks unfinished, that’s because it is. I decided to release it as a work in progress, and update it as time permits. Think of it as an adventure!

I know what you are probably thinking. “Why on earth would you write your own blogging engine? Can’t you just use Wordpress or something?” Let me start by stating the obvious. There are a TON of blogging platforms out there, and most people can easily find one that fits their needs. The problem is, I’m not most people. I’m a geek, and on top of that, I’m a software developer. That means I have very specific (and weird) requirements for the software I use.

Basically, I wanted something simple, light-weight and fast. I also wanted the ability to write formatted posts without the need for a fancy shmancy HTML editor. Marco Arment seemed to have the right idea when he wrote Second Crack, so I took his efforts as inspiration and made the decision to build my own.

Hello World!

Published on Friday, March 02, 2012 at 10:48PM

It’s alive! It’s alive!