Thursday, January 26, 2012

Finding the right domain name is a challenge

Last week I decided it's time to start blogging again. This time though I plan on staying on top of it and share my indie experiences and/or struggles. I have been a loyal reader of iDevBlogADay. Envy their commitment and they are inspiring me to do the same. That was the easy part. Then came the question "what should be the domain name"? Should I just keep it on a subdomain by the blogging platform or get my own? If I get my own should it be my username I use on all the social network sites or something unique?
So many questions, unknown... I turned to twitter as usual and trusting that some kind folks will help me out. Sure enough there was a few replies with great ideas. Inspired by the awesome list, my wife ended up with the winner. iCodeRogue.com. I like what it means. I always have been a rogue coder who does not follow the trend and does not tries to do fancy design patterns. I have been doing software consulting for over a decade now and I can tell you from experience that all my clients care about is ship the product on time. Or as Jamie Zawinski said it in Coders at Work "At the end of the day, ship the f@#!%$& thing!". If you haven't read Coders at Work Go Do it Now! It will change your life. 
I code by 3 rules (even rogues have rules) but that will be an other blog post. So you have to come back and read it.

Thanks to you all encouraging me to start this journey. Will do may best to keep up with it.
Stay tuned I got lots to share.