DisCONNECT! is celebrating something!
DisCONNECT has seriously taken off in the past few months, with a big burst in traffic, mostly due to the Microsoft Flight article. That article gained me a particular amount of notoriety, which probably isn’t anything to celebrate, but it did show that DisCONNECT is actually being read by people (presumably, you’re a person reading it right now). DisCONNECT has been an on-again/off-again pet project since 2004 (don’t go looking for the archives, they’re not here) and it’s not exactly something I’ve given an awful lot of thought. I probably repeat this every couple of lines, but I work in the medical sector, not technology, so this blog is primarily a little diversion and a soapbox rather than anything really serious. But in any event, DisCONNECT has become large enough that it’s worth investing a bit of time and money in.
Hence DisCONNECT now has its own domain, and can be found at http://soldantsdisconnect.net, because apparently some arseholes with a penchant for domain parking captured every single goddamn variation of “disconnect” I could come up with (and I wasn’t going to register a *.me domain). I don’t know how long I’ll keep the domain, but for the moment there’s enough of you reading this to justify the cost. This probably doesn’t sound like such a big point in the grand scheme of things, but I was never going to register a domain unless there was a reasonable amount of traffic passing through every week.
For the record, I don’t see a single cent out of DisCONNECT; if anything the site is officially costing me something like $26 USD a year. Any advertising you see is just part of WordPress and their hosting arrangement (I can’t quite afford to ditch ads), but if you’re using an adblocker and worrying that you’re preventing me from losing revenue, don’t worry because I get nothing anyway.
Along with the new domain and new email address comes with a new theme, which will no doubt be changed arbitrarily later on this year, because stagnation is death.
Without visitors however DisCONNECT would still be stewing in the deepest bowels of the Deep Web, so thank you to all of my readers and those of you who (for whatever reason) subscribed.
New content incoming very shortly, including the conclusion of the Galaxy Note saga which I keep mentioning but never actually finishing.