10 Year Anniversary

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on Christian Mayer's Weblog.

10 years ago I launched my personal homepage fox21.at. Exact on 2006-12-11.

Since that time the site had many different looks. At the beginning fox21.at was a blog running by a self-coded PHP CMS. I served self-coded Windows .exe-files written in Visual Basic 6. White font on normal blue background.

Just one year after the first release I moved my homepage to a OVH root server running Gentoo Linux.

In end-2008 I moved the contents to Wordpress 2.6. Still using Gentoo.

I tried several Wordpress themes over years.

In March 2010 I moved everything to a Debian root server.

In mid-2013 I split the blog from the homepage. My blog was now hosted by Tumblr. My homepage only HTML files. But still too much CSS.

A year later, in mid-2014, I moved my blog away from Tumblr to GitHub Pages. This was the best decision so far.

In May 2016 I removed even more CSS. At the time I’m writing this text my homepage is still a static website with a minimal CSS. Black font on white background. Jekyll generates my blog.

Over two years my blog was hosted by GitHub Pages. In August 2016 every sub-domain got HTTPS. I also moved the blog away from GitHub Pages. The repository is still online and up-to-date.

Owing a domain and a blog means that you form the Internet. You contribute. You don’t contribute when you create 100 Facebook posts a day.

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Christian is a professional software developer living in Vienna, Austria. He loves coffee and is strongly addicted to music. In his spare time he writes open source software. He is known for developing automatic data processing systems for Debian Linux.