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2018-07-29

It’s official: I’ve nuked my old blog.

Okay, that’s not entirely true. I actually backed up the server a few weeks ago, and I even migrated the old blog into a VirtualBox Appliance. So, it’s just sleeping in cloud storage right now.

(Insert non-copyright-infringing image of Han Solo frozen in carbonite here…)

Anyway, you’re probably wondering why I removed 10 years of content from the internet. There were several reasons, both technical and non-technical. Blah blah blah — Let’s skip straight to the non-technical reasons!

My previous blog was heading in a direction that I didn’t like. Originally, I just wrote about things that I personally found interesting. Writing a post would help me organize my thoughts and gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Occasionally, I’d produce concepts that others found intriguing! Other times, I’d get accused of things like heresy! Those were the days…

At some point, though, I stopped writing my blog for myself, and instead began writing it for an audience. As a result, my posts began to focus on technical and business topics that are frequently encountered in software-engineering careers. Instead of questioning the nature of reality, I was spending my time writing blockbuster hits such as:

  • 3 Tools that are Worth Paying For
  • Is it Wasteful to Automate Non-Regression Tests?
  • How to Publish Transpiled ES6 to npm

(ugh… seriously. My last 3 years of posts were all like that!)

So, this reboot is my attempt to rekindle the original spirit of briandamaged.org. I’m no longer going to spend time writing something just because I think a software-engineering audience might find it useful. Instead, I’m going to focus on my personal interests. Hopefully, my audience will enjoy the ride!