As I mentioned a few months ago, I was given the opportunity to join some great guys in developing the new Alexandria.com. This is going to be a co-developed site, where I will actually be developing the Alexandria, Virginia side (http://va.alexandria.com), with others developing the Egyptian side (for Alexandria, Egypt). Well, today, after a few months of posting, editing, and organization, we are launching!
Currently there is content for Hotels, Apartments, Jobs, Events, and more. Later this week we should also be launching our business section, as well as some maps and more area information.
This site is going to be growing by leaps and bounds in the coming months as I add more and more content. Follow us on twitter for latest updates and more as well!
Well, I finally made the move to my own hosting environment again, and have made a few changes! Now I have full control over the look and feel of the site, as well as the ability to put up a LOT more content. Im going to be spending a few weeks really tuning and cleaning things up here, but the blog was to come first!
I started off with a Windows account on godaddy, but I was having a few problems getting things to work just right. They let you host on IIS7 and use .net 3.5, silverlight, and other cool new technologies, but getting certain PHP things to work right under it was a pain. So this morning I converted my account over to one of their newer Linux hosting accounts, which means I now also have access to Python, Ruby, and more! While I wanted to do a few things in ASP.net, the Linux hosting is a bit faster, and is going to force me to learn some new languages, which is something I wanted to do anyways 🙂
So please update your bookmarks and check back often with all of the changes! Also, i’ve moved over to FeedBurner for my RSS feed, and the new link is here – http://feeds.feedburner.com/jmlumpkin/blog