Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2005.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Coolness to come

Posted 15 April 2005 in technology

I'm going to take the plunge and register a domain tomorrow. I know what I'm going to get, although one of the ones I considered was kurt.org, which would be undeniably cool. Unfortunately, it's currently owned by a dirty company -- it attempts to change your homepage, and probably would be a good source of ad/mal/spyware if you're not careful. The interesting thing is that kurt.org expires on June 23rd, so I may snatch it up if the current owner decides not to re-register it.

The reason I didn't link to kurt.org is that my server logs inform me that some 46% of you are visiting the site using Internet Explorer. Stop it! Go get Firefox! And then get Adblock, and install my filters. You'll feel like a new person. If you need help, I'll do it personally.

Another thing my server logs tell me is that people are finding my site through my friends' blogs. So, in a stunning you-itch-my-back-I'll-itch-yours- esque move, I'm going to put my blogroll up. Initially it'll just include the people who link to me, although eventually I'll link to others, possibly even to the people who don't have the ability to link back (because of their blog site...can you guess?).

"Wow!" you might say. "That's a lot of cool!" It sure is! However, I'd like to get off of the subject of technology sometime soon. I'm just waiting for an MP3 and a text file to get released, and then I'll have something more substantive to say.