New Year, New Name

I’ve been thinking about this for a while but the new year seemed like a good time for a fresh start.  I’ve changed the name of the blog.

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry

When I named this site Two years ago I was really serious about both software development and photography and fully intended to use this space to explore both subjects.  Over time though I began thinking that I should focus on one or the other.  Given that programming is my chosen profession it was only natural that I take the site that direction.  For that reason that I decided to retire “The Programmer’s Lens” as the name of the site.  I think the new name, Didactic Code, more accurately reflects the purpose of the blog.

Didactic: intended to convey instruction and information as well as pleasure and entertainment
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

This space is a learning tool.  I’m not ashamed to admit that I write for myself just as much as I do for others.  Writing about these topics is the most effective way for me learn about them.  I also like to share what I’ve learned so when others find benefit in my writings that’s just icing on the cake.

I’ve left the handful of photography related posts intact (not that they get any traffic) but I’ll no longer consider photography as part of this blog.  Should you be interested in my photos feel free to peruse my Flickr photostream.

So what do you think of the change?  Do you like the new name or should I change it back?



  1. Not a bad name – it does reflect what you are doing with your blog – but I liked the old name better. A lens makes an image clear, which is what you do when you describe something in detail or explain your opinions.

    1. A lens bends light but doesn’t necessarily make images clear. Granted that most people like the images they capture to be nicely focused on a subject that’s not always the case.

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