In 2011, I was in the mood to buy domains and host stuff. I took a page from J.R. Conlin’s playbook and created a landing page for myself: Hello Mookie. I even did a spin on what he wrote on his page (“Simplicity is never over-rated”) with: simplicity is underrated.
I found, after switching to Hugo for generating my ultramookie page last month, that the theme Hugo-Coder allowed ultramookie.com to have a nice distinctive front page that did what hellomookie.com did: Feature links to other places on the internet that I visit and have a presence on. I pondered for the last few days how I could simplify websites and how I could roll hellomookie.com into ultramookie.com.
I got everything done today. The old ultramookie.com archives that had lived on hellomookie.com, plus the new archives for my newer writing the previous six years now live in The Vault. The hellomookie.com pages now live in the Hello section of ultramookie.com. I setup a permanent redirect for all hellmookie.com traffic to go to ultramookie.com.
hellomookie.com’s design did not change since I launched it in 2011, only the links changed as I moved around on the internet. ultramookie.com will be turning 20 years old this coming November, it has changed so much since I launched it in 2001.
I really like that the new ultramookie.com frontpage showcases what interests me: movies, running, gaming, social and work.
So for simplicity sake, it is time to bid hellomookie.com au revoir.