Boring site note: all moved in, switched over


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Just a quick note that may affect a few of you reading this… I have changed the primary blog on my Feedburner RSS feed from http://blogs.ubc.ca/brian to http://abject.ca Hopefully this transition will not mess up the feed readers of my Feedburner subscribers too badly. Apologies in advance if it does.

Why am I doing this? For a few reasons having to do with a) the heightened sensitivities around copyright these days; and b) certain people who believe that if they have a problem with a university blogger they should take those problems directly to the upper administration. It has me feeling that if I want to continue as I do I need to be responsible for my own space. I’m grateful for #ds106 providing me with the kick to set up these new digs.

I don’t expect blogging here to change much (other than my long-standing, bordering on laughable resolution to post more often). I intend to maintain a blog on the wonderful UBC Blogs service, but that blog will maintain a much tighter focus on UBC and my professional work there. The RSS feed for that space is http://blogs.ubc.ca/brian/feed/

I’m still deciding whether or not to import my eight-plus years of Abject Learning archives over here. I don’t want duplicate posts on multiple blogs. I don’t want to break links. And I don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up re-directs yet again. Not sure where that leaves me. SOL, I suspect, a familiar place.

The three or four people who have subscribed to the existing Abject WordPress feed should notice no change. The Feedburner feed merely splices in a daily digest of my Delicious bookmarks, and allows Google to own my content and pollute my links, which is very important to me for obvious reasons.

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