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:
- these things take time to learn, implement and maintain
- I don’t have the bandwidth to host it from home, and hosting services cost money
- I don’t have much free time these days
- 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 http://www.dhanapalan.com/blog. 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 dhanapalan.com.