Rolling My Own Short URLs:

Several weeks ago, I heard about YOURLS (get it?), a personal url shortening service. I had tossed around the ideo of using it, but never got around to it. Then (my url shortening service of choice) announced they were shutting their doors, then they weren’t, now they’re “community owned.”

So, just last week I registered to host a YOURLS install, as well as a landing page for my various profiles online. The service is private, meaning only I can post urls to shorten, but it will handle all posts on this blog. At the bottom of each post (eg, Short URL:, you’ll see a short URL listed. It is also included as a <link> tag in the head of the page for auto-discovery. It’s a nifty service.

Yet Another Redesign

So today officially launches the 6th redesign of This time around, though, a few things have been moved around.

First of all, you’ll noticed that the blog now lives at This is because the main domain will now be used for my portfolio—of course, still in progress. The redesign also ties the two together. At first I was unsure whether or not I wanted the blog linked directly to my professional life, but I figure, why not?

So here, it is. Hopefully I’ll actually keep this moderately up to date. With a baby on the way, I’ll either barely touch the blog, or I’ll be updating it constantly with “baby kinda-sorta half smiled at me today” posts. I’m guessing the latter.