So, I just did something that you really shouldn’t do on the internet: I revised history.
That is to say, I originally created the problematic.io domain because I was tired of wrestling with an EC2-based WordPress install, and I was irritated that wordpress.com blogs don’t give you the kind of control I was looking for. So, I baked up a new blog with Jekyll… and promptly stopped using it. It wasn’t until I read Kenneth Reitz’s post “Why I Left Medium” that I realized why: my code-brain and my writing-brain don’t play well together. I was feeling productive because I was tweaking layouts, instead of producing content.
I followed Kenneth’s lead, fired up a WordPress install on PagodaBox (Heroku for PHP, essentially), and… had two WordPress blogs. So, I’m merging them: all posts have been migrated, and iamproblematic.com now redirects to problematic.io. The distinction between domains is enough for me to justify the break from code-only posts that I was looking for, without having to manage two separate codebases, and without losing two years of post history.
Hopefully the transition will be a smooth one; you can ping me in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any problems.