It’s been more than two years since I first bought this domain, with the idea of starting a blog to talk about some of the projects I was working on at the time. In these two years, a lot has changed, and even the main focus of this blog has evolved. That was all in my mind, though; time went by, and despite a few design drafts, the «let’s build a blog» project got delayed over and over… But not anymore.
Welcome to Coder Agora, for real this time.
Some more background
August 20, 2013 — That was the day I decided to get coderagora.com. During the year before I had already built the website for a magazine project, El Dofí, solely written by us, students. Despite the many hours of sleep that project took from all the people involved, the website itself was a pretty straightforward project: just take a nice WordPress theme, and tweak a couple of PHP lines to fit our image. And so, just like that, I was the owner of a brand new domain, with nothing but an advertisement index.php.
July 28, 2014 — Nearly a year after getting the domain, the website was kinda sad with just a blank page, so one day I decided I should at least have an «Under Construction» landing page, with the idea being, of couse, that I would set up WordPress during the rest of the summer. As you can imagine, that didn’t happen, but at least I would have a beautiful welcome page for the next year.
July 21, 2015 — Having finished the first year of college, and only after a nice trip to the eastern side of Europe, I decided it was about time to just do it. Right away, I downloaded WordPress and set up the admin side of things. However, a website like this doesn’t deserve «Just another WordPress theme», and I felt like I had to build one myself because… why not? But damn, I had no idea how hard it would be to get the front-end where I wanted, and even with all the help from all these components, I still had to type way too many lines of CSS.
tl;dr — Building a WordPress theme is hard… but pretty cool once it’s done!
Now on to the cool stuff!
What to expect in the next few weeks
I can’t know for certain what I’ll end up doing, but here’s a list of things I’d like to write, and maybe even talk about:
- How to control a strip of RGB LEDs from your phone, the DIY solution
- How to turn your old iMac into a display for any PC, the DIY solution
- Short-Range Optical Wireless Communications with Arduino (here’s a sneak peak)
See you around,