Back to the daily grind

So, here we are again at the start of the new year. Everyone's probably still wishing each other a happy new year even though it's been more than a week. You're probably wondering if you have over-committed your new year's resolution or if this year would be the year you finally got up and "did that thing you promised you would". Everyone I spoke to seems to have come to a consensus that 2018 was not a great year for them - myself included. Well, here's hoping to a better year ahead (imaginary whiskey glass clink).

I'll be honest, I never thought I'd ever get back into writing. I've had this domain since 2007 and I don't even know why I still have it till today. I guess a part of me sort of wants to own a small piece of "internet real estate". A place where I can say, yes I do own my own name domain. Will it matter 10 years from now? Probably not, we'll see. One thing I do know is that having this domain gave me the opportunity to learn a lot of website stuff that would not have known about. Things like

  • What is a VPS and how to setup a LEMP stack (yes nginx rules)
  • How do you manage a DNS so your website propagates to the world
  • CentOS or Ubuntu
  • Wordpress vs Ghost

It's funny, every time I fire up a new server I always think to myself, "I'm pretty sure this knowledge I have will come in handy". Maybe this is the year I finally got up and did the thing I promised I'd do. There you go, I did it. I made sure my website was up and running. It's a start.

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

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