I finally got off my lazy arse and set up a blog! I had been mulling over vari­ous pos­sib­il­it­ies of imple­ment­a­tion, includ­ing set­ting up my own Web serv­er, pur­chas­ing host­ing and even cod­ing the whole thing myself in Django or Ruby on Rails. There are some things I real­ised, though:

  1. these things take time to learn, imple­ment and maintain
  2. I don’t have the band­width to host it from home, and host­ing ser­vices cost money
  3. I don’t have much free time these days
  4. I’m cheap :p

So I got a Blog­some account for the supreme price of $0. This was some months after decid­ing to have a blog in the first place, and now I have a back­log of things to write about. At least something’s bet­ter than noth­ing, so be pre­pared for entries that begin like, “Four months ago I did blah.”

I have thought ahead, though. Thanks to FreeDNS, my homepage links to here, and I have a redir­ect for https://​dhanap​a​lan​.com/​b​log. The links for the RSS/​RDF feeds also link to my domain rather than Blog­some dir­ectly. Hope­fully, these meas­ures should provide some degree of for­wards com­pat­ab­il­ity should I later decide to move my blog else­where. If you want per­man­ent links to my blog, link to dhanap​a​lan​.com.

Lazy Arse / Sridhar Dhanapalan by Sridhar Dhanapalan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.
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