Welcome Home Xeer2000!

My gaming blog, Xeer2000 has found a new home. You’ve guessed it, here!

Yesterday I imported all the entries from there into the xeer2000 tag here. I converted status messages on my old blog into Asides which look well. I did have to edit a huge 5MB xml file but thankfully it imported without a hitch. (Tip: always import into a test blog first, and make a backup!)

Why? I used to post on that blog every day but lately that hasn’t been the case, and since I have really failed to keep updating this blog on a regular basis I thought it was time to merge them together. This is after all my personal website. If you came here for WordPress goodies check out the WordPress section!

Following in the grand tradition of asides as used by Matt and others I’ll be making smaller posts and snippets more often. I used to do this all the time years ago. Some things I’d fire off to Twitter without a thought will get pushed here instead. Half the time I retweet something it’s to have some record of a witty or interesting article. I’ll invariably never go look for those RTs ever again (such is the fleeting nature of Twitter) but if they’re here I like to think I’ll stumble across them again and enjoy once more. I can reference them a lot easier here too! So is this a Twitter vs Blog thing? Not really. I just want ownership of my thoughts.

I actually hesitated to bring everything over here. I mean, a grown man playing computer games? Aren’t they for kids? Well, apparently I’m part of a growing demographic.

Most striking is the ESA’s claim that the average gamer is now 37 years old. This theoretical person has been playing games for 12 years and there is a pretty solid chance that he might actually be a she.

I’ve no idea where the ESA pulled those figures, but it’s not hard to believe. Most of the guys I play online with are in their 30s or 40s with only a couple of exceptions!

If you’re a regular reader thank you for hanging around even though this site wasn’t updated very often. Feed readers are great aren’t they? Hopefully you’ll continue to enjoy what I post here in the future. If not, well, thanks for stopping by!


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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

3 thoughts on “Welcome Home Xeer2000!”


  1. Congratz on moving the site over mate and think that’s a good decision in the long run and makes it easier for you having everything in the one place.


  2. Feed readers are great, except when the feeds themselves don’t seem to update. I’ve noticed Google Reader clumping near three days of your feed together into one update…


  3. Chris – that was my fault! I had a mod_rewrite rule redirecting /feed/ to my Feeddburner url but forgot to exclude the Feedburner bot! It only updated today when I put the right RewriteCond in. Ooops!

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