Time flies when you’re having fun; according to the Wayback Machine I slipped off the face of the online earth around the end of 2008. This happens to coincide with the time I moved out of my childhood home. It turns out that a self-hosted website running on a self-maintained server gathering dust in the basement where power outages are frequent doesn’t last long on its own.
Prior to the self-hosted ‘comportal’ – from 2001 to 2005 was ‘thetechplace’ (I’m a stickler for names). The downfall of this incarnation of online-me was that it was hosted on my university campus … and I graduated.
I hate to say it, but my offline years since 2008 have been amazing – new house, new dog, married my high-school sweetheart, two beautiful kids, a new job, and a partridge in a pair tree. Even so, I’ve always had this nagging feeling that something was missing – something that I used everyday, but was no longer a part of. I had the opportunity to attend the first NDC Sydney recently and Lars Klint’s ‘The Force Awakens: Mastering Your Inner Developer’ talk inspired me to get back on the online horse!
So with my hosting lessons learned, I’m happy to say that my online life is now in the safe hands of SiteGround. Now online-me only has the bills to worry about – basically the same as offline-me.
“I’m back baby, I’m back!”