Welcome to day one of The Robservatory, my first attempt at a "real" blog (I run a private WordPress powered site for family-type updates). In the years that I've been running macosxhints, I've done my best to keep it relatively opinion-free, and just focused on the hints. After all, that's what the site is for -- it's about the hints, not about what I personally think about the hints. So while I might make an occasional comment on some feature, technology, or program as an aside, I never go into any real depth on the subject, as I want to keep the focus on the hints themselves.
Enter The Robservatory, the new outlet for my opinions. As it reads in the sidebar, if it doesn't really fit on macosxhints.com, you'll probably find it here. Generally speaking, what I write about will tend to be related to Macs, OS X, computers, hardware and software that I find interesting, fun and/or interesting web sites, and my work in the technology business. There may be other random topics, though, as things come up, so don't be surprised by anything you may find here.
To get things started, there are three stories here now, as you can see. Early next week, there will be two new articles, one covering things I do not like about OS X, and the other taking a look at, well, the many looks of OS X.
I'm not launching this site as a revenue source (there are no ads here), nor as something to take my focus away from macosxhints.com. I just wanted a place where I could voice my opinions on various topics without feeling like I was dragging the macosxhints' readership along with me on my tangent.
The hints site will continue to get the lion's share of my attention, day in and day out. Updates here will not be as frequent nor as numerous as there (though you're more likely to find a weekend update here, as opposed to on hints). OS X hints and tips will always appear on the main site, though I may take a hint from the main site and discuss some aspect of it in detail here. There may also be times where a hint comes from this site -- in that case, those hints will also migrate back to the main site. So if all you want to do is keep up with the hints, there's no need to read here.
If, on the other hand, you'd like to know my thoughts on a given subject, this is the place to come looking for it. If there's a topic of interest, please feel free to drop me a line using the above email link, and I'll do my best to include the subject on the site at some point.
Oh yea, one other difference here is that anonymous comments are enabled -- no need to register to reply to an article.