Well, it’s finally time to say goodbye to the Helloworlder blog. There haven’t been many posts over the last few months (and no goods ones) so it’s time to move on to better things.
I’ll be starting a new blog soon (this time focusing almost entirely on code snippets and coding tutorials), as well as moving servers from Slicehost to Rackspace. Slicehost (really great btw) is being incorporated into Rackspace and I’m choosing to manually move my websites before the day comes when my “slice” will be automatically migrated to Rackspace’s cloud servers because it gives me an opportunity to upgrade my server’s OS to a newer version of Ubuntu in the process.
Slightly unrelated, I’m also trying out Mercurial SCM for performance and data redundancy reasons. I think it’s great that with Mercurial (or Git) you don’t need to connect to the remote server just to compare files or to update a file/entire repository to a certain revision. I’m often without an internet connection when moving around and even when the connection is good connecting to the remote server to commit/update (or in fact any operation) can be painfully slow, especially on Windows. I hear that Mercurial also does merges better so it’s probably worth checking out.
Anyway, I’ll be back soon with a new blog. For now, bye!