The Pink Programmer

A New Beginning

Over a year ago I purchased a .li domain, which is controlled by Lithuania. Their renewal rules are incredibly silly. My domain was about to expire but I couldn’t renew it until 25 hours AFTER it expires. Not one second before that.

Between some PayPal problems and these rules for the .li domain, I have had 3 renewal charges to my credit card and another one is coming my way. This is because, even though I tried to cancel the domain, it’s now too late and the list of domains bound to expire has been sent to Lithuania for renewal.

Apparently I will get to keep the .li domain for another year, but I’m not happy about these rules or only being able to renew my domain for one year at a time.

I have 3 emails setup with that domain, my URL-shortening services are also going through it as well as some other things I have setup, so my concern and stress is that I now have to go and setup tons of things and also migrate them to my new URL. Even updating my online profiles to point to my new URL is needed.

So, I spent this morning buying a new domain –the brand new iFeli.me– and trying to migrate my WordPress blog. Easier said than done.

Because I’m changing domain names I need to do a bunch of things to properly setup my previous blog to work on the new website. Quite frankly, I’ve had it. Everytime I setup a WordPress blog I spend hours tweaking the side bars, themes, pages, etc. Now I have to spend even more time just migrating my site?!?


Enter, Octopress. I’ve heard about it for quite some time now but never made the jump as I had no real reason. Now that this problem has happened I took the plunge.

It has a bit of a learning curve, but so did WordPress. And this comes at a great time because I’m trying to learn Ruby and Rails by doing the Pragmatic Studio’s online courses. Now, not only will I be learning but I have a real scenario where I can test my skills and even play around a bit.

So, my apologies for the few of you who visit my site, and rest assured the iFeli.me is here to stay. I bought it for 5 years and plan to renew it for as long as I can.

I will also be playing around with formatting, the theme, styles, plugins, etc. Just pretty much learning Octopress, having some fun, and (hopefully) blogging more often.

My verdict so far is that writing in markdown is very clean and simple, no worries about themes or slow PHP, etc. I’m kinda liking this whole Octopress thing.

Anyways, I’ll keep you posted and I’ll continue migrating and updating my site in the next few weeks.

Thanks for reading and do share your Octopress tips with me on Twitter @Airjordan12345