Site Building- A journey to insanity. Day 1

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Site Building- A journey to insanity. Day 1

Polly don't need no cracker
Voiced by Amazon Polly

So, I’ve decided to chronicle my progress in building this site. Yes, it is a site, rather than just a blog, though the blog will be center stage since I like talking to myself. I, as those that know me know, have been into computers for many years, and have had a number of sites, both personal and business oriented. The art of creating a site these days is much easier in most respects, but, not requiring the down and dirty of the good old days, makes some things seem harder. It’s a bit like being pummeled about the head and shoulders with simplicity. Some things should be hard, and when they aren’t, it is a bother. Sometimes they get so damn simple they become hard.

Anyway, I’m old now, and best get along with things, lest I perish before reaching the goal, which in this simplistic sense is simply getting this site in order, so I can share all my crap with other people.

On day 1, I got Polly working. Polly is a most remarkable bit of technology from Amazon, that brings the simple robotic text to speech I remember in its infancy, to extraordinary new heights. It was Polly that really tuned my imagination in such a way as to encourage me to rebuild a website, my last effort having been arbitrarily disposed of by the ‘host’.

That’s a story I’ll tell some other time.

The highlight today has been the proper configuration of the interface to Polly, the integration of a number of add-on modules, some of dubious worth, and the barebones of blocking out the framework for this project. All capped off with this simple post.

Glad to have you join in the adventure!

About the author: Rick
I'm old. I don't like being old.

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