The very first domain name I bought was cleverbird.com. Back in ’98 I was working on a sideline project with Alan, the guy I bought Junior from, to sell high-end bird toys online. Someone suggested the name Cleverbird, which fit perfectly. There was even a great logo. But I had other things to do and, soon enough, Alan took his own store online. Cleverbird sat still for a few years; especially after the cost of owning a domain name for a year fell under $10, there was no reason not to keep the domain around for when I might need it.
When I decided to play around with “python”:http://python.org during the summer, I thought cleverbird.com would be a good place to do it. But my python efforts never led to an operational application, so cleverbird never took off.
The way I decided to learn python, however, was interesting: I thought it would be fun to set up and run a python-powered “wiki”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki. Wikis are great for organizing and interlinking information. Why not use said wiki to keep track of what I learned at Marshall? So that’s what I’m doing. If I can’t learn some python, at least I can learn some wiki — and keep track of useful info.
So, check it out. And, hey, it’s a collaborative site; if you’ve got something to add, edit it on! Visit “cleverbird.com”:http://cleverbird.com.