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Collylogic is dead

23rd November 2006

Yes, collylogic.com is dead. Long live www.colly.com. I’ve been sitting on this domain for two months, since the incredibly generous Shawn over at Darkest Web offered it to me in exchange for a small amount of CSS work (which I still owe him).

So folks, it should be easy to remember - it is very similar to www.molly.com, but with a ‘C’ rather than an ‘M’. Easy, and that isn’t all I’ve fixed…

Safari address bar

The dark art of the htaccess redirect means that all collylogic.com URLs will seamlessly send people to the corresponding URL here, so no need to amend anything (although RSS feeds may not play nice). I always wanted to be at this address, and it feels just right. As the mighty Super Furries once sang: “This was my domain, ‘til someone stole my name”. Well, nobody stole it, but it is comforting to be where I belong at last.

Also, finally - at last - I have removed the bloody query string from the URLs. This has bugged me for two years (Media Temple‘s DV servers don’t understand path_info apparently, so Expression Engine goes loopy unless you force queries), but thankfully my good friend Steve P Sharpe had the answer The tiniest tweak to the standard EE remove index.php script was all that was needed. Good man, Steve.

So, decent bit of housekeeping dealt with there. Think I’ll kick back for five minutes…

Responses

# gb responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Now if I could just wrangle gregbowers.com away from the jazz piano player in vegas… I hate being called Gregory.

# David Hughes responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Even more annoying is when somebody owns your domain and does nothing with it davidhughes.com for example.

It’s just not fair!

# Sticky responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

...and what’s even more annoying is when your beloved domain name is taken by one of those so-called “search engines” whereby you are forwarded to a million different locations which just happen to have paid for advertising space on said ‘search engine.’

www.sticky.com for example… they clearly want someone to purchase it from them… that frustrates me!

# Dave responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Nice one, welcome to your new home

# Darrin responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Congrats on the name change.  Unlike manythings in life, shorter is better :)

# Simon Campbell responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Well done mate. This is a perfect domain for you.

# Alexander Berglund responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

How will collylogic.com be treated? Will it allways remain where it is (Meaning old links will still function as they did before you swapped to your new slick address) or will they have to be changed because collylogic.com will expire anytime soon?

# Alexander Berglund responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Umm, not to spam your entry but I think it’s something wrong with your ip-tracking of where people lives. I for example live in Sweden and not Germany. Maybe something you’d like to check up on when you get time?

# Simon Collison responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Alexander: No worries there. I’ll keep Collylogic alive for ever. I think the cost of a domain is minimal for something like this. I have simoncollison.com too, but can’t remember what I’m doing with that!

Anyway, all old links are fine…

# Simon Collison responded on 23rd November 2006 with...

Alexander: Achtung! Flags error! That is strange, as I have seen the Swedish flag on here before. I’ll add it to my list - thanks for bringing it to my attention, my German friend (joke).

# Alexander Berglund responded on 24th November 2006 with...

Bitte! Thought I might report in case it might affect more users than just me… And it is good that you keep both addresses alive… Though I think I will start subscribe from colly.com instead from the logic address.

Heads up comrade!

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