The last post on this blog was from 2016, and much has happened since then.
Start of my professional career. Three employers. Four trips to Japan. Getting my own place. A global pandemic. Brewing my own sake. My first car. Australian Citizenship1.
I’ve had multiple attempts at keeping a blog up consistently – it hasn’t stuck and frankly I’ve drifted away from an online presence over the past decade… I don’t even have an account on Instagram or TikTok, and while I still have my Facebook and Twitter/X accounts, they’re effectively in hibernation.
I used to do random posts regularly as a student, blogging through a platform that originally was just a forum, called Geekzone (seems like they wound down that feature now) and tweeting regularly on Twitter. This was back when I had heaps of energy and almost singlehandedly maintained an open resource that listed out providers and prices of internet products like dial-up (!) and ADSL broadband back in New Zealand. Some even wanted it properly funded. Gosh, that takes me back.
Back to the present – I have been “maintaining” this blog in the sense of keeping the software up to date and moving it when hosting has changed a couple of times, but there hasn’t been any real activity on this blog (or as a matter of fact, nya.nz generally) for a long time.
I don’t have any plans as yet to how I’ll fully reboot this blog, but this post is a note to myself as part of 2024 new year’s resolutions to do more random stuff, more often. I’ve lost a bit of the maker/tinkerer side over the years, and I wanted to get back into that. Keeping a blog up for that hopefully will motivate me to do just that.
Here’s to 2024!
- Almost! I’ve been approved but not formally granted it until I attend a Citizenship Ceremony, which I have been recently notified the date of. ↩︎