The Tech and Me blog have been quiet for some time now. Don’t get me wrong – the enthusiasm I had when I started Tech and Me (and even en0ch.se) is still there, it’s just that I have so much more to do, and less time than before doing it as I now work full-time as a sysadmin in Sweden. And newsflash, I’m now alone in this since Ezra no longer are able to help me. So maintaining the site and still be the best at my day job has taken a turn on my time to publish guides and other informative articles. I’m sorry about that. I mean, my end goal here is still the same as it’s always been – to make tech easier for you guys by providing tools that you can use for easier deployment of stuff that I really love and think that everyone should benefit from.
Never delete history
I’m feeling a bit nostalgic now as I just read through all the posts on this site. Three words; what a progress! I don’t remember exactly who told me, but one guy told me on IRC once that you shouldn’t change the history by removing stuff from the internet. Well, today I felt like I wanted to. :) As my knowledge back in 2014-2015 wasn’t at the same level as it is now I was a bit tempted to hit the delete button on some posts to be honest, but I will always remember – don’t delete history from the internet, it’s there for future generations. Progress is a great thing, and as I’m sure we all evolve in some way, so did Tech and Me over the years.
I’m very grateful to be a part of the Nextcloud community. To be able to provide a VM that helped thousands of people installing their own self-hosted cloud feels like an honor! I’m grateful to the community and all the contributors and not to speak about the people in the Nextcloud team. Thank you!
So about progress… I’ve been thinking for a while on how to continue and improve the ecosystem around the VMs. Mostly to be able to serve users in a better way, and to be able to offer more services than before. After a few months of thinking it led me to the creation of a new domain – hanssonit.se, or T&M Hansson IT. Under a new name and domain I will narrow down the selection of VMs, for now, to be able to keep an even higher quality than before for the ones I will continue to maintain. The VMs that are no longer maintained will stay online, but not be updated. The two VMs that will still be maintained are the official Nextcloud VM, and the WordPress VM. There will be more VMs in the future, but I have to script everything and make the build process easier and quicker so that it’s easier to maintain and to be able to spend more time on developing. It doesn’t feel good to have content online that isn’t up to date, and I want to be able to stand for the work I do, which is the case which the mentioned VMs.
I’m still not sure if I will keep maintaining Tech and Me, or if I will start a new blog, but for now, Tech and Me will be the blog for T&M Hansson IT. Even if I do decide to “abandon” Tech and Me for a new blog, everything will stay online, so no worries. :) What do you think? It would be great with some input here.
I just wanted to put this out there to get you all up to date with what’s going on. I hope that you encourage the partial move. At least I’m looking forward to what the future will bring, and I’m excited about what T&M Hansson IT will be able to offer in the future.
The next post will probably be about the recent changes in the Nextcloud VM. I just have to get everything to a decent state with the SEO and backend stuff of the new domain. So stay tuned for more, and please subscribe to get the latest news and updates.
To the future and beyond!
Founder of Tech and Me