8,000 blog posts!?


This silly milestone aside, wc(1) reports I’ve also written 881,118 words. That’s delightful.

I started this blog as a teenager in late 2004, and it’s among the longest-running projects I’ve ever maintained. Sitting in a coffee shop in my thirties writing it, and reviewing back at home, it doesn’t seem real.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my disparate ramblings, whether you’re a new arrival or someone who’s been coming back for years. You don’t know how much it means to me. 💙

Photo of my secondary dest at home, with my Japanese Panasonic Let's Note showing this site.

Author bio and support


Ruben Schade is a technical writer and infrastructure architect in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person. Hi!

The site is powered by Hugo, FreeBSD, and OpenZFS on OrionVM, everyone’s favourite bespoke cloud infrastructure provider.

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