#News

Design Tweaks and New Content!

So I’ve tweaked the design of the blog a bit. There’s now a header, and all the links that were in the sidebar are now in the header. There were simply too many things being added and it was getting unwieldy having them all in the sidebar. It’s now fully responsive on all levels of mobile, tablet included! I’ve added a new page with a bunch of content I’ve been collecting on the subject of Interstellar Travel.

New Personal Blog

While this blog will still have my occasional musings about life in dot-com and software development, there’s a lot of other stuff I’d like to talk about that really doesn’t fit under that label. Carpentry? Home improvement? Relationships? I need a place to put a lot of that stuff. Well, me and my wife will be (re-)launching a new blog documenting our life. So if you’re interested in us at a more personal level, feel free to check out the new blog. www.robandsarah.org

Goodbye GoDaddy

Using GoDaddy as my registrar is one of those things I’ve always felt vaguely ashamed of. Something I knew all the “cool kids” didn’t do, but I was already so neck-deep in them that I didn’t want to transfer. Not to mention I had my DNS hosted with them as well so the thought of going through all that trouble to move just seemed like too much of a hassle to deal with without good reason. In my last entry, I talked about setting up your own DNS server. This was the first part of my attack on moving my domains away from GoDaddy. But I didn’t have a real timeline to move away from them. Then came the news of GoDaddy’s support for SOPA - one of the worst attacks on the Internet since 1996’s Communications Decency Act. Now, to be sure, GoDaddy’s position on SOPA was not the first thing they’ve done to anger me. Their overtly misogynistic advertising has always bothered me, and their CEO Bob Parsons’ elephant killing and shameless exploitation of the natives angered me so badly that I almost left in April. But their aggressive support of SOPA was the final straw for me. I’d been a customer since 2003, but I simply could not take it anymore. So over the course of about 4 days, I transferred all my domains to Namecheap. Having never transferred a domain before, the process was surprisingly quick and easy. Once again, it makes me wonder why I haven’t done it sooner.

Welcome!

Welcome to the new home for the Code Lemur blog … robpeck.com! I’ve sat on this domain for six years - I don’t know why it took me so long to port my blog from wordpress.com over to here. Nonetheless, it is done now. And hopefully I’ll find time to update it more with musings about my life and adventures writing code in dot-com.

Announcement

While in general I only use this blog for discussing programming, computers and my life as an engineer in dot-com, it’s only natural that, every now and then, a personal post will slip in. And this is as good a reason as any. On December 26th, I asked my girlfriend of almost three years to marry me. She said yes!