Written on July 17, 2008
For some time, I’ve been a little concerned about security in term of this here blog. By throwing my real name, not to mention a number of personal details, around the internets I’ve wondered if I’m being a bit stupidly brazen. The cyber equivalent of walking down Broadway with my trousers around my ankles. I worry that some of the things I say could be used against me. For example, say (and this is purely hypothetical) I went looking for a job at a media outlet owned by Rupert Murdoch, as most of the media outlets in Australia are. It wouldn’t take much more than a Google search to find out my opinion on Murdoch’s contributions to the world. (For the record: he’s almost singlehandedly destroyed journalism by raping and pillaging his way through the world’s media. Avast ye mateys!)Let me just adjust my tin foil hat. So, in an effort to protect myself from myself, and more importantly my family from myself, I’m going to move chrisdellavedova.com to a new address.I’ve no intention of changing much at the new address. The format and look of the site will remain roughly the same. I also don’t think that it’s going to be fully anonymous. I mean with photos of all of us emblazoned all over the page, it won’t be much of a challenge to sort it out. What I hope that this move will prevent is things like potential employers being able to immediately connect me with occasionally rash statements and giving a phisherman a one stop shop for all the personal information he needs to nick my identity. I’d like to at least make it slightly challenging. And not having my name as the url is probably a good start.This site will remain functional for a while and I may make it into something more professional in time. I’m going to very slowly, transfer all of the posts from here to the new address, for posterity’s sake.Here’s the important bit: I value you my readers, but I’m not going to link to the new address as this would kind of defeat the purpose. Some of you have already figured it out – well done. If you want the new address, send me an e-mail (cdv[at]chrisdellavedova[dot]com) and I’ll gladly give it to you – unless, of course, you are a potential employer. Or a phisherman. Or the NSA.
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