EastBayRag is pretty much a playground where I go to undertake little projects. A distraction from the general grind of daily life, scripting in PHP and
manipulating data in a MySQL database offers me something to focus on that takes all of my attention. It also gives me a great sense of satisfaction when I
create something and it works. In this world of self esteem, I have to say that I never cease to amaze myself.
The Webiste actually started as a small project to create something that I could control
that would enable me to share photos with the family and allow them
to easily view and download files (without having to order prints). After many late nights and beers it has blossomed
into a whole lot more. The photos are now geotagged and displayed on Google maps and there's lots of things to explore.
Initially I thought it would be a good idea to include some sort of blog
section within the site. That then grew into the thought that I could host blogs for other people so I drafted
my buddy "Mr O" from the UK to add content to the blog sites. Next came the idea of allowing other people to
interact so the fun stuff section was born with things like a
graffiti wall, quiz, caption competition and much more including breaking new ground to figure out how to use
just gotta do things because ....
The links on the side will allow you to explore the site. There's a site map if you get lost which can be accessed from
the bottom of any page. So where does it all end? What's the ultimate end game? Well, never let it be said that I'm anything but transparent - if you're
interested, take a look at the EastBayRag (EBR) Business Plan.