Yes, I am indeed still alive. I had my site hosted on Amazon Web Services EC2 for a while. Some sort of database problem kept grinding that server to a halt. I’ve since migrated my site elsewhere (not because of that) and sort of patched the issues in the process.
I’ve been seriously considering blowing away this website and making something completely new.. And probably not WordPress-based.. (WordPress is awesome, I just am ready for something else). In the mean time, I’ve received the odd request to resurrect my site from STP users. So, for now anyway, Dawning.ca is back!
In case you’re wondering WTF I’ve done lately, there’s been many projects as late, but many are proprietary paid things that I shouldn’t really blog about. :\
I will say that quite a few months back Research in Motion had a great contest. Anyone who wrote an application for the PlayBook tablet, would be given one. So I delivered a corny app (SiteSearcher) and they sent me a Playbook. I enjoyed it for months, until it was stolen. I’ve since replaced it with an iPad Mini which I must say is pretty insanely awesome. Still, when I see a Playbook, I often imagine buying one again. But I really loved it so much because I got it for “free” (more like for ~3 hours of learning). Photo is attached as evidence that this really happened. I called the photo “Victory at Sea!”, since in the same week I was sent my “free” Playbook, my best little buddy Gryphon moved in!