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Sean Walker

I have to stop buying domains

I bought three domains over the last two weeks:

  1. seans dot cloud
  2. isatiny dot app
  3. isatiny dot com

The first one is weird mostly because my name is not phonetic so as I soon as I bought it for $4 I knew it sucked, but it was already too late.

Hopefully the last two will be the last two I will ever buy because I own about 40 domains and I let most of the them expire every year becuase I don’t want to pay the $8/year to keep them around.

This is the cycle that I’m sure someone reading this particular blog is familiar with:

I’m not quite sure how to break out of this cycle. One idea I had was to just do nothing when I get some stupid flash of insight on a “problem” that I have. I’ve resisted buying a ton of domains over the last few years because if I just let the idea go I usually go through the whole cycle and reach the “burn out” point without even writing a single line of code.

There are larger concerns here around what it means to be a “maker” or a “doer” in a world that is highly automated and requires very little labor to meet our basic needs and even more complicated needs. That could be a whole other post.

The point is, when I feel the urge to buy a domain and start another stupid project I’m going to just slap a subdomain on “” when I go to deploy some code instead of wasting time with naming I can just use the most straightforward name possible.

Oh also I’m currently in the “Start coding immediately” phase of my latest project:

Send help.