Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The holes are gone ....

The new windows are in and they look great. So far, I'm quite happy.




There are two big holes in the front of my house ...

Not to worry, they're just where the old aluminum windows used to be. We have new windows being installed today (for Earth Day as it were). Hopefully the new ones will be quieter and more energy efficient (they're vinyl) than before.



I'll post more pictures as the windows are installed.

Friday, April 17, 2009

My name

It's taken a bit of doing, but I finally own the first page of search results for Michael Oland. Well, almost that is. There's apparently a Michael Oland in Halifax that seems to own the first result (his Facebook page), but other than that, It's almost all me.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

What to do with my websites ...

So, I have four domains (,,, and ). Each has served its purpose over the years, but now I need to decide what's next for them.

I've been toying with building a FriendFeed-esque aggregator of all my online activities for one (and maybe I'll build a second for my "work/professional" life), but I'm not sure I like the idea of duplicating work already done elsewhere (FriendFeed, Blogger, etc). Plus, I think most of the people who actually follow me and what I do will get that information from my Facebook account (where I already have all this linked across anyway).

Two questions then: are personal websites worth running anymore (at least for people who have a real day-job and aren't full time digerati?) and if they are useful, what should I put on mine?