It’s been a while since I switched up my domain name, so I felt like it was time for a new one. 😄
There’s a long and uninteresting story about how we came to be in possession of carvers.com. (Ethan has learned lessons about agreeing to things because he thinks they won’t happen. Also, did you know that Sedo will absolutely happily broker the sale of a domain from someone who doesn’t actually own it and only checks when they list the domain, no matter how long ago that was? Let’s not talk about how I know this.) But the story largely begins and ends with “I was very tired of our emails being ‘at carvers.co, not .com, there is no m, yes I am very sure’” and so we decided to do something about that. By just making there be an m.
It’s conveniently timed to be just after a decade after I started this iteration of this blog. (You’ll notice there are posts older than that; they’re ported from a previous iteration, and not all the content made the jump. Only the least cringe-worthy bits, which is hard to believe with how cringe-worthy those early posts are. Ah, to be twenty again.)
There isn’t as much written here as I’d like, for a decade. I would’ve hoped to have written at least a hundred posts on my own blog in that time, but it seems I’m way more likely to shitpost on Twitter. I should do something about that one of these days.
Anyways, we’re now on the fourth domain in the last 12 years or so, which feels pretty stable but also somehow pretty turbulent. I started on paddyforan.com, which was then abandoned in favor of paddy.io when I started my career and .io domains were all the rage. That paddy.io domain got retired when I realized, a bit belatedly, that there were politics involved that I was uncomfortable with, and we moved from there to carvers.co. And now we’ve come to carvers.com, which I think I’ll be hunkering down on for a while, because Ethan will likely murder me if I don’t.
Hey, at least all the links to all those domains have kept working. That’s pretty good, right?
Anyways, new domain, fresh coat of paint. I’ve replaced the Don Quixote motif and random picture of windmills that have been my homepage for seven years (!!), substituting in a picture of me and my husband in front of a local mural by our friend Amy Lynn Taylor. I liked the colors. 🤷
There are probably things that are broken, because I’ve been half-assing that design since, uh, winter of 2018. 😭 And belatedly decided to apply only part of it (the homepage) as part of making this switch.