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A Separate Blog

Hand resting on a mouse with keyboard and coffee nearby.
When the idea hit me that I might have a good time writing a good, ol' fashioned, Pepperidge Farm remembers, bloggy blog about the things that I used to blog about, first question was: Should I just put it on my Cyberpunk Librarian blog? You know, where I release the occasional podcast?

In the end, and as you can see, I decided not to. I went that way for a couple of reasons. The first reason was/will be covered in episode 58 of Cyberpunk Librarian, wherein I on for a while about static site generators, low power computing, and other geekery. If I want to walk the walk, then I need to run my blog using a static site generator, or through static HTML pages. I'm giving Publii a shot and, so far, I really like it. It reminds me of the old Easy Blogs static blog generator software, which is one of those old bits of software for which I have a nostalgic fondness. Granted, if I tried using Easy Blogs today, I'd probably think it was garbage because I'm spoiled by innovation and progress.

The second reason had to do with the fact that I'd be blogging about, well, anything. Cyberpunk Librarian is really focused on library stuff, podcasts, and a certain kind of content. While all of Cyberpunk Librarian comes from a personal space, I wanted to keep that stuff within its own realm. Over here, on Digital Outback, I feel I can run a little more freely, a little more loosely. Maybe I'll write about my day, maybe it'll be about a song, or whatever. The point is, the content of Cyberpunk Librarian and the writing on Digital Outback... they don't mesh well. There are two different audiences there.

Or at least I think so.

So hello, welcome. I think I'm going to write here, on this website, for a bit. Write about what? Well, that's the real thing, isn't it? And the truth is, I don't know.

I guess we'll find out, won't we?