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I forgot my own birthday. No, not the human me, the blog me. Yesterday this pile of crud turned 10 years old. like Lorne Green would say in an Alpo commercial, “That’s 79 for you and me!”.

The first blog post here was I Blog Therefor I Am… on April 19, 2003. Then this blog was run in Movable Type likely running on an Apple X-Server sitting outside my office at the Maricopa Community Colleges. The launch fanfare only I would notice was:

This is the new hub for Alan Levine’s activities as instructional technologist at the Maricopa Community Colleges in Phoenix, AZ, replacing the mid 90s vintage home page, kept at:

from there commencing to explain the name of the blog, ending up with connection to a favorite storyboook:


D Blog S A B-S Blog.

O, S N-D!

You know what ten years of doing this means? I’m old.

And so it goes. Ten years in, still figuring it out. See ya in 2023.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


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