Wednesday, August 24, 2011

End of an Era

For a number of years, I've maintained my own website on the side.  Another developer and I purchased the domain and found a hosting company.  The idea was to have it for a possible side consulting business and a portfolio of sorts.  The other guy dropped out, but I took over the payments and the maintenance.  After thinking about it for a while, I've decided to shutter the site.

I think the portfolio idea was a good one at the time, but I have a feeling none of my prospective employers ever checked it out.  The site quickly became a playground for me.  I was bored one day and wrote my own blog software in a single afternoon.  I messed around with stylesheets as I learned CSS.  The last thing I did was add some of the things I learned in JQuery.  That was over a year ago.

My domain registration runs out in September and my hosting contract ends in early October.  Unless someone provides a compelling case as to why I should keep the site open, I plan to let both lapse.

I've backed up the database and copied all my files from the server.  I plan on going through some of the old blog posts (going back to 2004) and posting some of them here.

It was fun while it lasted.

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