Since the very end of 2001, this blog has been hosted on Blogger (originally developed by Pyra Labs, acquired by Google, in the pre “don’t be evil” days, in 2003). In that time I’ve written some 1,199 posts. Not all of those are intact here – various migrations, changes in publishing tools, fiddling around with templates and other errors mean that some have lost their images, line breaks are missing and doubtless some are entirely AWOL.
For a while I’ve wanted to move from Google. I want more functionality – particularly a reliable way to compose and edit on mobile devices – and I also want out of Google (I’ve been a committed duckduckgo user for at least 7 years and maybe longer – I have no way to check as far as I can find). I also feel strongly that if I’m using a tool that someone, or a company, has put time and effort into, then I should have a direct relationship with that company and should pay for what I use. Wordpress is clearly the market leader and I wish I’d made the move years ago.
That said, domain names are being moved, posts are being exported and imported and CNAMEs are being repointed … and pointy things always break in such a move. I’m on a streak of posting daily and hoping not to break it, but there may be a lull and then a catchup as posts go missing and then appear in the right place.
In the meantime, the site is currently hosted at digitalstorm.blog