Greetings! And happy New Year!
One of my goals for 2022 is to get more of the content that’s in my head out into places where people can read it or watch it. As I considered how I wanted to achieve that goal, I realized that this blog no longer serves my needs. So this is a deprecation notice: sometime in the next few months, I will be taking down this website.
Some of the content will be moving into a more permanent book form. I already collected a lot of the older writing into a self-published book on Leanpub, Always a Duck. So I will update Always a Duck to include any new content here that fits into the themes in the book. If I discover that there is material here that is well-suited to book form but that does not fit into the themes in Always a Duck, I’ll pull it together into another collection.
Other content makes more sense as a quickly accessible reference. (Hello Test Heuristic Cheat Sheet, I’m looking at you.) Don’t worry: that content will have a stable, permanent, and free home. I already have multiple offers for hosting the Test Heuristic Cheat Sheet and will be doing something about it soon. If I discover other similar kinds of resources in doing a final audit of the content on this site, I will find them appropriate homes as well.
There is also content here that has not aged well or that no longer accurately reflects my thinking. I will update anything worth updating, but am likely to sweep much of it away. It will feel good to declutter my digital presence.
As for new content: I will be launching a newsletter and recording the occasional video. More news soon.
It will take me a month or two, if not longer, to make the transition. I won’t be taking this site down until everything that needs a home has one. So things won’t disappear immediately. And thanks to the Internet Archive, nothing is ever truly gone.
Thank you so much for visiting this site and reading what I have to say. It means a great deal to me to know that my writing has been useful to you (or at least interesting). I hope that you will continue to find value in the content I produce in 2022 and beyond.