If you have been following me for any amount of time you will know that StaticNAT.com has gone through a few changes. This is no different. Sorry for any hassles this causes. The reality is that I moved to a dedicated host for this site I think about a year ago. Things have not been right since them. My RSS for the #WhoIS series has been borked, and all the iTunes listings have vanished. Randomly some posts have the wrong permalinks and that was an issue I fought for months to get somewhat working.
The good news is that I have really been learning and writing a lot in the past six months. I have used Medium for what little content I have published but as much as I LOVE that platform it is not mine and I don’t get control of my work. So I am doing a refresh on my core site. I plan on continuing to use Medium as an outreach tool for my past and future content here and in other places but StaticNAT is not going anywhere.
With that comes a new Theme: Make by The Theme Foundry which is free, easy and super clean. I really wanted the ease of use of Medium but the reality is that current blogging platforms don’t give that ease of use yet. Also a few years go I bought the great Genisis Framework but for what I am trying to do there are to many nerd knobs to turn to get a clean usable platform to write on.
Since the very beginning back in 2006 when I started this site I have been trying to figure out some branding. Branding is hard with you use a technical term like StaticNAT that does not have an icon to go with it. So this last year my friend Wes Kennedy Twitter did a rework of his blog WhiskyKilo.com and had his sister Thea Kennedy do up some new graphics and design principles for him. I love the branded no logo concept they ended up with and asked here to do something similar for StaticNAT. What you see with the new styling, colors, typography and images are all thanks to Thea!
Well to wrap this up keep looking for new stuff and bear with me a bit as I clean up some of the old messes. I will get the #WhoIS podcasts back up to where you can access them and hopefully do some more this year…no promises. Thanks for being my readers!