Thursday, June 7, 2012

New age group, new blog, new content outlet for me

In a few days, I will be 35.

In market research, age 35 is the start of the next older age bracket. I am about to exit the 25-34 group, supposedly the most sought after demographic when you need a survey done. Long story short, despite having been a long-time holdout of social media, blogs, tweets, wiki and the like, this is a big enough milestone to make having a 21st Century net presence worthwhile. So here it is - my first blog and blog post. (Yet, I still don't want to sign up with facebook.)

When it comes to posting stuff online, I had done it before. I started a site on Tonde Buurin back in 1996 or 1997, first on the web space provided the CS department, then GeoCities. Yes, I am that old. Unfortunately full time work stripped me of time to maintain it, and it fell into disrepair. Then Yahoo went downhill, taking GeoCities with it. I have a name for it, and a domain name to go with it, but the cheapskate in me decided to host it in my home, meaning uptime is a big question, and of course, no attempts to promote its new identity.

Here is where I'll put out new things - in English and Chinese, sometimes both - and bring in textual contents from Tonde Buurin Central as a backup, knowing this place should be around for a long time, I hope.

Well, that's all for now.

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