Thursday, September 29, 2016

New domain for this blog: geekburg.com

Some of my 3.5 loyal readers might see themselves to this new domain sometime next week when they care to come here.

What is this? Have I gone all corporate and will start to earn money on this somehow? I wish, bro. No, I just saw this domain in the expiring list yesterday and thought that it could fit my blog nicely and I never liked 3rd-level domains. The only reason I ever had a blog not on a custom domain is that I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to write more than a couple posts. It appears I was, after all, even though this is neither the most actively updated nor the most popular blog, so it's time to personalize it and make it possible to become google-independent one day if I ever want to.

As with everything else, custom domain is the way to be independent from any particular provider. It's true for blogs, it's true for email (I'm one of those who do have custom-domain emails yet are too lazy to migrate from gmail completely).

I'm not likely to move out of blogger any time soon either unless I manage to generate a good pelican template (writing stuff in markdown, using vim, and keeping all the content in a git repository is just more geeky) so search engines and other 3 of my loyal readers will have a few years to adjust. At least, if google does something bad or I desperately need some feature, I won't be locked in. Having options is always a good thing.

There might be some issues with dns, redirects, https, links in the days to come but it should all be sorted out by the end of this week. With any luck, I'll have blanket https with good ciphersuites and maybe even http/2. But we'll see, I guess.

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