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New Year, New Site

It’s a new year and time to roll out a new site over at http://gregnewman.org. This is something I’ve been trying to get done for a long time now and just haven’t been able to find the time or inspiration to get it done. I even failed at sitesprint twice in this endeavor.

Then came along Anton Peck with this bright idea to do a post per week for a year, hence Project 52. I couldn’t resist. It’s a doable goal in my opinion and apparently over 500 other people think so too.


One of the things I have wanted to do was write and post more of my personal artwork. I haven’t done it in the past for many reasons but one that stands out for me is the fact that I didn’t want to flood the developers with art and didn’t want to flood the artists with code. So I wrote this engine dubbed `hello!newman` using Django to help segregate the content a little better and each journal has it’s own feeds. hello!newman is up on github and will be an ongoing project for me as this site evolves. Please feel free to comment here or create a ticket on github if you find any issues. If you’re using IE6 and you find an issue… bite me. I don’t care.

So far, I’m pleased with the direction I’m going with the design. While I have a few details to work out and some more features to add it will serve its purpose nicely.


For those who don’t already know me, I’ve been blogging at 20seven.org for many years and I decided it’s time to archive that domain and go with a little personal branding. It’s too much work to get all that data into a fresh app and do all the redirects so I’m archiving it. If you are subscribed to the feed over at 20seven.org, please update your feeds to the new site (below).