Before Medium I was using a static-site generator called Jekyll (and hosted with Amazon S3), which frankly, I may eventually go back to, because it was “fun,” in a masochistic kind of way. Yak shaving, baby! 🤷🏼♂️
justinblanton.com → justinblanton.net
Some of you old-timers might remember that this site originally started off at justinblanton.com, all the way back in 2002. Well, I recently bought justinblanton.net and it’s now the canonical address and hub for this weirdo. 🙋🏼♂️
Going forward, anxiousrobot.net, neurotic.net, and a few other domains (🤦🏼♂️) will all forward to justinblanton.net.
Droplr → CloudApp
I also went ahead and killed my Droplr account after, I think, at least a decade of use. Not sure what’s going on over there, but there are serious quality issues, and they seem to no longer even have a working iOS app (WTF?). Anyway, I’ve moved over to CloudApp and so far am very happy with it.
I used Droplr mainly for screenshots, which would get pushed to justin.io, but now that I’m going all in with justinblanton.net, I decided to have CloudApp send things to share.justinblanton.net. It’s pretty sweet.
I definitely have a soft spot for this delivery channel, especially as I’ve subscribed to more newsletters this past year than in my entire life combined. Ultimately, newsletters may be where all of us end up (if only because muggles still aren’t on board with RSS 🙄), but it’s probably not for me until the big guys get on board with custom domains for everyone.
I’ve been insanely impressed with what Substack has done, and offers, but until they allow custom domains for everyone, I’m just not sure I can invest too much in it, or encourage others to do the same.
A LOT more writing (maybe even some linked-list stuff) and a proper “about” page! I promise!