No, this is not an exercise in a delayed reaction for April Fool’s Day. I am not that slow! Rather I spent most of the weekend in a concerted effort to setup a portfolio and renewing my personal website. I realize now the reason why I procrastinated to do so for years. Setting everything up in a systematic manner is difficult and painful. Digging through folders to find great examples of your work even more difficult. However the effort was worth the pain.
The blog now has a unique title: “When Penguins Can Fly…”. I think the title is appropriate considering how much of a Linux fan and of penguins I am. At little bit of magic in Gimp and I replaced the background for the theme. Anyone interested in using the theme for themselves, can find it here: Hacker Dreams WordPress theme version 0.1
After that and a bit of fun with the favicon, I started work on setting up the various pages and galleries in my portfolio. It took a while to try out the various galleries, and I settled on the NEXGen Gallery plugin. After some futzing around, I managed to setup quite a few nice galleries for the Draw section of my portfolio. In the future I will need to either find even better art or create more artwork. However this will have to do for now. In addition I found an animation I did for a visual computing class that I uploaded to Youtube.
The most difficult aspect is the coding part of the portfolio. I originally wanted to build a bunch of original apps with new source code. Unfortunately that will take time that I do not have at the moment. I will add those when I have a chance. However for the moment downloads, brush ups of old work, screenshots and screencasts will have to do.
In a rare case, I am opening up the comments to take suggestions. Please let me know what you think.