You’ve been redirected to this page because mcwetboy.com—which served as my main homepage from July 2011 to February 20111—has been taken offline. I did that on purpose.
As I write this (in January 2020), the most recent page on mcwetboy.com is nine years old. The tech I wrote about has long since become obsolete, the books out of print, the outrages a distant memory. Links are as likely to be broken as not. And I’m increasingly likely to disagree with the opinions held by my former self.
So I decided that at some point I would simply take my old homepage down.
I’ve done this sort of thing before. In October 2016 I relaunched jonathancrowe.net after a blog archive snafu, and made the decision not to import the majority of blog posts I wrote from 2011 to 2016. What I wrote at the time remains applicable:
Sites far bigger and more important than mine have content disappear down the memory hole all the time. My words are hardly as precious. Over the past fifteen years I’ve written thousands of blog entries. For every blog entry I’m proud of, there’s another I now find profoundly embarrassing—and probably a half-dozen more that, because they dealt with some news item or gadget of the moment, are now long obsolete or irrelevant.
But most significantly, I’ve come to the realization that I can curate my online life. Which means pruning those bits that are less meaningful now than they were when they were created. My first web page was uploaded in January 1996. I’ve been blogging since July 2001. I’m not the same person I was ten, fifteen or twenty years ago. It’s all right if my web presence reflects that.
I’ve archived everything offline: nothing has been lost. From time to time I’ll repost some of the more interesting things from that archive (such as, for example, this post).
In the meantime, please feel welcome to explore this site.
- After which it moved to jonathancrowe.net, leaving mcwetboy.com as an archive of my older work.