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A blog? That’s so 2000′s!

Yep, I’m late to the game. But I still think it’s worth creating a presence.

Over the past few years I’ve definitely had times where I’ve felt the need to write something down somewhere, but never really followed through. This will provide me a platform to do that. So what kind of stuff will I write about? Errything.

It seems like I always have some kind of random thoughts occurring to me on all sorts of topics:

Interview prep work.

My first shot at an android app logo

  • Stuff I wish I was good at (playing with vector art in inkscape recently).
  • More abstract stuff. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how perspective (student vs. teacher, technical vs. non-technical, social/economic situation, etc.) influences things. Very general here.
  • Life stuff. This summer looks awesome, more on that later.

I don’t expect anyone to relate to everything I post, but I hope my friends and family will each find some portion interesting.

It’s 5:30am, and I’ve got a day full of DSP demos tomorrow; time for sleep.


So I finally bought myself a personal domain. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and finally convinced myself to do (after 1am, of course).

Here’s a quick review of my Easter night:

  1. Decide I should try to register the domain for my oft-used alias “anrope”
  2. Become excited that it’s still available
  3. Get sidetracked for an hour considering going Peruvian (points if you get this). The Nuevo Sol is the currency of Peru, and it’s currency symbol is “S/.” (as opposed to our $), which means I almost spent 100 times more than I meant to. Whew.
  4. Spend another hour learning the “domain registration game”. Lots of nasty reading, Hacker News and this nice list ranking registrars by domains registered were easily the most helpful. I settled on, the 11th ranked US registrar. After grabbing a coupon from retailmenot, I finally bought my domain. I probably over-researched, but I do that a lot.
  5. Set up my new domain to use the same web hosting account as the Cobbossee Colony Golf Course website, which I maintain. I was happy with how easy it was to point at a subdirectory on the host. The more nerve-wracking part was reconfiguring to separate the two sites, without stepping on any SEO toes. I hope I did that right.
  6. Install a WordPress blog. As much as I usually prefer doing things myself, the SimpleScript setup of WordPress was seamless and super fast.

So, $8 and a few hours later, I’m now writing my first blog post on Feels good.

Almost 5am, but time for another post!