Hello old friends! This post is to announce — well, more like admit — what the recent dearth of posts has hinted at: Bits & Bytes 2.0 is on indefinite hiatus.
I’ve been off pursuing new opportunities that demand all of my creative writing energies, and as much as I wish I had a clone to write fresh blog content, that marvelously terrifying day has yet to come.
A premature post-mortem
To those who’ve visited this site, and especially those who offered feedback in some form, please accept my heartfelt thanks. This project was a lot of fun for me, and personally instructive, too: it reinvigorated my enthusiasm for hacking, in the original sense of the term.1 I thoroughly enjoyed re-immersing myself in the nitty gritty of DNS, combing through server plug-in libraries, and especially picking through — and breaking, and having to fix — PHP and Perl code. It reminded me all over again that I really do love this stuff. Once a geek, always a geek!
In a broader sense, entrepreneurship and marketing are such long-held passions of mine that they’re no longer areas of interest so much as lenses through which I perceive the world. And so…
I’ll (maybe) be back
While I don’t currently plan to post any new articles, it seems likely that I’ll return to this venue at some point in the future. As a result, this site will remain online indefinitely.2
If you’d like to be notified when there’s new content, please consider following me on Twitter or subscribing to the RSS feed (or both!). I’ve also started using Twitter to share the various “bits” that formerly comprised the Weekly Links.
Contacting Chris Colón
Finally, a quick personal note: for those of you who’ve filled out the contact form over on my rinky-dink personal site, thank you. I am genuinely happy to hear from you, even though I probably haven’t gotten back to you yet. The list of people to whom I owe a response is now several years long, and I’ve only just started to slowly work my way through it. I’ll be in touch, eventually. Hopefully before Blade Runner happens.
Signing off, for now…
- Chris Colón