Since this is the very first post in my very own blog in my very own domain, I feel some pressure to begin with something weighty. Something profound.

That’s one small step for a blog…

The quality of the User Experience is never strained…

Aqua is to Aero as Pee Wee’s Playhouse is to…

On second thought, rather than do that, here are a few words of explanation of what to expect in these pages. I consider to be my ‘professional blog’. It is to serve as my voice in the User Experience community. I also have a personal blog, called Loud Murmurs, which is where my daily life, the journey my wife and I have made, the observations and stories I wish to tell all go. If you’re curious about me as a human being, by all means, check it out.

Still here? Well then, you’ll (eventually) also find my resumé, a portfolio of some of my work and my ongoing thoughts and observations as they pertain to User Interfaces, Usability, Information Architecture and all of those related topics that often fall under the overall subject ‘User Experience’. This does not mean I’ll cease to be a human being. There will be funny bits, angry rants, and probably everything in between. I don’t think I could write a dry, academic blog. Well, maybe I could, but I wouldn’t like it, and neither would you.

So, in short, my effort to separate my personal and professional lives has ended up producing 2 blogs, on 2 different URLs.

And with that, I offer a test of the Audio player plugin:

Audio MP3

There, now that sounded good to me. How about you?