Alright! I was hoping I would receive my Kindle Fire before Thanksgiving (Super Saver Shipping), and it looks like that will indeed be the case. I woke up this morning, started checking online banking, and noticed that I had a $200+ pending charge on my credit card from Amazon. I popped over to my Amazon account, and I saw that the shipping status for the Kindle Fire had been updated to “Shipping Soon.” WOOT! It’s almost here!
It took me long enough, but I finally got around to getting this site up and running. I used to spend some time blogging for my old site, Crazy Hawt. The focus of Crazy Hawt was… well… there was no focus. It was really just a place for my to test out the whole blogging thing. Over time, I realized that I enjoyed writing primarily about technology and travel. And when it came to technology, I wasn’t interested in re-posting re-hashed news, a la Engadget. I was more interested in posting about little projects I had going on like creating a Squeezebox Server or getting an electrical burn.
Over time, thanks to Google Analytics, I realized that people found my technology articles through Google. It makes sense. If geeks have a technical question, the first thing we do is search for it on the internet. It turns out that this did not ring true with travel posts. Nobody seemed to stumble upon my trip reports and interesting tidbits about my travels. I came to the conclusion that most people with travel questions went to sites like UPGRD, TripAdvisor, or MilePoint. Thus, I decided it was time to move on from Crazy Hawt. Besides, the whole thing was just an experiment to dip my toe into the blogosphere in the first place.
I moved all of my travel-related posts over to my UPGRD-hosted blog, Cloud Commuting. I’ve been blogging there for about a year now, and that will continue to be the site where I post all of my travel-related blabberings. A new site had to be created, however, for all of my technology posts! And that’s what we have right here… NotQuiteMainstream.com. I think the name is fitting. The stuff I post is likely not for the mainstream casual technology crowd, but it’s probably not way in the weeds where only a COBOL developer would give a hoot. So here’s the new site. Enjoy!