This is my first post on the Ghost publishing platform, which I'm using for my new site at

I used WordPress from 2005 through 2018, including nearly 800 personal posts on my old site as well as nearly 400 work-related posts on Microsoft and MS Open Tech blogs. WordPress is great for many things, but I've decided that Ghost's minimalist approach is a better fit for me personally. It's simple, fast, focused on the basics, and I love the browser-based editing experience. If you're not familiar with how Ghost compares to WordPress, here's a good article on that topic.

I've migrated some selected posts from my old site to here, and I decided to preserve the publication dates, so those show up in chronological order below this post.