Welcome back, dear reader. My apologies on not posting in the last few days, I’ve been busy. But I’ll get to that later.
First I wanted to tell you about some of the recent changes to the site. Some changes are under the hood and you may not notice. We’re in the middle of a change to our search. We’ll use Elastic Search and Haystack. I’m very excited about this. With it will come a new feature. We will spider the full content of external papers and use that data to enhance our site search. All in an effort to get you exactly the information you are looking for.
We’ve also changed some of the look and feel of the website in many ways. We added (gasp) Google Ads to the site. I know this may offend many people and I’m sorry about that. I’ve invested quite a bit of my personal money into the site hiring writers, data entry people, and a developer. While Google won’t allow me to tell you how much I make. I will tell you that I hope it covers my Amazon EC2 bill, which is fairly small.
Other changes on the way will include a new navigation structure, the current “popular tags” system just isn’t working, that was my mistake. One of many I’ve made on this website. Which brings me back to my first topic, about how I’ve been busy.
I have a regular job and run this website on my off hours. Lately that means I don’t sleep much. I usually set in my office with the lights turned up bright while doing work on the site. One day this week, very late at night, I decided to eat a bowl of cereal on my cozy, soft, warm, living room couch.
Time warp forward- my cell phone alarm is going off beside me on the couch. I’d literally fallen asleep halfway through eating bowl of Special K cereal. I was scrubbing damp cereal out of my couch, then out of my hair in the shower.
I hope you can see the effort the team is putting into the site based on new functionality and new IT Security White papers and briefings.