Some .sexy New TLDs

Today I became the proud owner of following in the footsteps of people like Myke Hurley of This is possibly the best $25 I’ve ever spent.

Joking aside, I couldn’t help but notice how stupid some of the new TLDs are. A sliver do allow for some creative and memorable domains but for the most part they’re pretty useless. Take, for example, the .guru TLD. How many times in the past year have you referred to someone as a guru? I’d guess it’s a pretty small number.

I’m probably getting cranky over nothing here. Nowadays people don’t access a website via its domain name anyway so the new TLDs will likely be of little importance. Still, I find it funny to think that a board of people at ICANN looked at TLDs like .sexy or .cool and thought they were good.

Nginx—Surprisingly Easy

Out of curiosity I spent my Sunday afternoon moving this blog from Amazon S3 to a DigitalOcean VPS (spoiler, that’s a referral link). I didn’t have a solid reason to do this—it’s both more expensive and more effort—aside from to learn. I’ve never set up a web server from scratch before let alone owned a VPS. I kind of felt I needed one so I could earn some geek cred.

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Redesigning Geography AS Notes

Just under a month ago, I wrote about which projects I’d be focusing my time on in the coming year. The main takeaway from the post was that Geography AS Notes was going to get some love. Well, here’s my first packet of love1, a redesign.

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Project Updates

This is a boring updated on the status of several of my projects. If you don’t care about them then just give this post a miss. There’ll be a new post in a couple of months which may be more interesting.

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Review - Tomb Raider

The newest entry in the Tomb Raider franchise is a much needed reboot of an ageing series. Published by Square Enix & developed by Crystal Dynamics, the game is a major improvement over past titles in the series with the developers focusing a significant amount of their resources on creating an engaging and enjoyable solo experience.

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