A very big decision.
(Lou Reed, Heroin)
Effective immediately, this blog and this persona will be discontinued. The experiment has run its course. From now on the interwebs will just have to struggle on without me.
I decided to do this quite abruptly and quite unexpectedly. I guess there are a number of reasons, but what tipped me over the edge was the sobering discovery that even with a public OpenId presence as pathetically tiny as mine, control over my own identity — or ‘branding’ as I explicitly like to think of it — had already spun irreversibly out of my grasp. So fuck that. I’m leaving and I’m taking my pencils with me.
Just to be clear, I will not be changing or removing anything from the site. I bequeath my virtual corpse to the intertubes, where it will lay undisturbed until WordPress chooses to recycle its electrons. Or until the mountains crumble to the sea, whichever is sooner.
(I think people continue to find the Nokia 1680c-2 post useful, so if anyone wants to copy that and host it elsewhere before it is untimely plucked away, then please, be my guest.)
‘What will you do with all your extra free time?’ I hear you ask. Well, I dunno, innit, but I daresay I’ll think of something.
Pilfered from here