Technology (particularly computers) have been a big part of my life for many years. I first became interested in computers at age 10 when my father purchased a Radio Shack TRS-80. I eventually went into Computer Engineering as my career and have been something of a gadget collector all of my adult life.
For the most part, I have generally avoided writing posts that were too focused on technology for this blog. I have a pretty good idea who my main readers are (most are friends or family) and I have a hunch that the interest level wouldn’t be overly high on most technology-related topics. At the same time, it certainly is an interest and I often come across bits of technology news or various tech-related tips or experiences that I’d like to relate. For this reason, I have maintained a second blog for quite a while for more technical posts.
When I first started that blog, it was very narrowly focused on Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPCs). I bought one of the earliest models released in that category and thought I’d have a lot to say as a bit of a pioneer in that area. Eventually, I kind of started to run dry on things to post on that topic and expanded the subject to include all kinds of mobile technology. Even that was a pretty limiting topic, though, and I eventually kind of abandoned that site as well.
I have now converted the blog into the generalized Bigbeaks Technology Blog. My plan is to make it more of a traditional weblog with shorter, more frequent posts, frequently highlighting interesting news items or articles that I encounter. I will also periodically post my personal discoveries or tips regarding technology and I’m sure I will also sometimes write reviews or longer essays as subjects come along that strike my interest.
Occasionally, I’m sure that there will be topics that are technology related (or at least tangentially so), but which still seem to be general interest enough for this blog as well. In those cases, I probably will post on whichever blog seems to be the best fit and then put up a post on the other one linking back. I suppose there may be rare occasions where I could choose to just cross-post to both as well.