100 post milestone!

I just noticed that my last post marked 100 posts in this blog since I began this experiment in blogging on February 4, 2005.  It took me just over a year to write my first 100 posts, we’ll see how long the next 100 take.

100 posts ago I didn’t know if I’d like this medium and if I’d keep up on blogging.  Turns out that I do like it, and intend to continue even if I am the only person reading it.  Blogging seems to be a good way for me to clear my head and "learn" from my mistakes and my Adventures in the Workshop, just as I had hoped when I named the blog over a year ago.

Surprisingly to me, other folks do seem to be finding and reading this blog (although that was never the purpose of doing this).  In a typical month I am using about 20-30% of my 2 GB bandwidth allotment from Typepad, and that seems to translate to about 20 or so unique visitors a day.  Who these people are, is a mystery to me, but most seem to be getting here from Google searches…frequently the searches are about home-built CNC or garden trains…far more of these types of folks seem to be finding my blog than are woodworkers.  Maybe CNCers and garden train folks just spend more time on-line than woodworkers, or maybe my woodworking projects are less interesting than my gadget and train projects .  I think that this the real reason, I don’t have enough unique (or advanced) search terms for woodworkers to find me. My visitors seem to be a real United Nations of different people…most of the searches are not from the US Google site, but are from every other iteration of Google from around the world (mainly western Europe).  The Internet really has made the world a smaller place.

I am very happy with the Typepad blog service, ever since I moved the blog to here from the Blogger service during last summer.  Typepad has had its share or glitches and outages, but is still far for stable and user-friendly than Blogger ever was for me.

See you in another 100 posts!

About mattsanf

Matt Sanfilippo is the Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) for the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Co-Director of its Engineering Research Accelerator. In this role, Matt coordinates and enables strategic and sponsored research opportunities across the college, and stewards the development of proposals for major research opportunities along strategic themes. Additionally, he enables collaboration among the college's research institute/center executive directors, and industrial and government relations personnel in the pursuit of opportunities with industry, federal and state governments. Before becoming CPO for the College, Matt was the Senior Executive Director for Research Initiatives, the Executive Director of CMU's SII (Smart Infrastructure Institute) and ICES (Institute for Complex Engineered Systems), and Associate Director of PITA (Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance) and RAMP (Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania). Before CMU, Matt was Managing Director of Applied Technology for Michael Baker Corporation, an engineering and energy services firm. Matt managed Baker's technology division including Geographic Information System (GIS), software and web development, multimedia, virtual reality, visualization, Global Positioning System (GPS), mapping and surveying services. Before joining Baker, Matt was an Innovation Director for Redleaf Group, a Venture Capital/Operating Company focused on information security, supply chain and mobility solutions. While at Redleaf, Matt managed technical due diligence for seed-stage investments and coordinated relationships between Redleaf and their partner companies. Prior to Redleaf, Matt was CIO of GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, an infrastructure engineering firm, and operations manager for their Internet start-up that focused on web-technologies for health and safety and manufacturing metrics. Matt is on the board of Larson Design Group (LDG), past Chairman of the Board for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, current board member of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), current Vice President of the Sewickley Heights Gun Club (SHGC) and former member of the Information Sciences and Technology Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania State University Beaver. Matt is also former Vice President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association of Internet Professionals and former Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Baker Combined Charity of Pennsylvania.

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