I’ve long resisted creating a personal blog for my software development work. Software development is a highly collaborative team activity, and a personal weblog never felt like the right place to talk about this work. I spend most of my days writing words about Eclipse and Orion, but most of that is found in mailing lists, bugzilla, wikis, documentation, articles, books, and source code. However in some of my recent roles, such as on the Eclipse Board of Directors, or as program chair of EclipseCon 2013, I sometimes need to speak separately from the specific projects I’m involved with. I don’t expect to post here often, but I’ll use this blog when I can’t find a more suitable place for what I have to say.