PoliticallyMotivated.net has been replaced by dotTech.org!

Hello everyone,

Recall when you first visited PoliticallyMotivated.net and you thought “Oh god why did I come to a politics website?”. Then you noticed that PMnet had nothing to do with politics at all – at that point you must of been thinking “Ashraf is a moron”.

Well as I have said PoliticallyMotivated.net was never intended as a politics blog; rather the domain was supposed to be a joke for a personal blog. But ever since PMnet turned into a popular technology blog the name “PoliticallyMotivated.net” became less of a joke and more of a barrier. Thus I made the executive decision to change the website name from PoliticallyMotivated.net to dotTech.org. I find dotTech.org will be a more appropriate domain/website name for this blog – what do you think?

For some housekeeping if you will be so kind, please:

  • If you subscribed to the RSS feed, change the RSS feed subscription to reflect the new URL. You can find the new URL at the top right of this webpage.
  • If you are subscribed to receive email notifications, please add admin@dottech.org to your safe/white list, to ensure our emails don’t get marked as spam, because that is where you will be getting emails from now on.
  • Please report any broken links/images that you find.

Thanks!

Note: You can still go to PoliticallyMotivated.net to access this blog – you will just be forwarded here.

P.S. New host…new domain – it costs money! While dotTech.org/PoliticallyMotivated.net will always be a free service inshAllah, any sort of donation to off set the costs associated with this blog is greatly appreciated. Even a dollar helps! However if you don’t want to/cannot donate, there is no pressure what so ever so don’t feel bad if you don’t.

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  • Thank you for the heads up – I just noticed this myself.

    If I can be so bold, I am guessing that the person/people who have been constantly spamming this blog are the ones that have rated it so low (I am not talking about spam bots – this is actual people).

    PoliticallyMotivated.net was rated as “Excellent” is all categories but I think that people have not had enough time/don’t know they have to rate dotTech.org to off set the few bad and incorrect ratings.

    I contacted WOT and hopefully they can clear this up. Thanks again.

    The timezone is MST (UTC -7).

  • Anonymous

    Ashraf, WOT (Web of Trust) marks you as dangerous in “vendor reliability” and “privacy.” You might want to contact them and clear up this misunderstanding, because I know that PM.net/DT.org are absolutely clean! :) BTW, what time zone are the comments’ time-stamp?

  • I thought it may cause some people problems. That is why I sent an email to everyone signed up for emails before hand using admin@politicallymotivated.net informing them to add admin@dottech.org to their safelist. Did you not get the email?

  • Kev93

    I do! Nice switch! I only wish you had sent that email from your old domain. It was only after I realized that the latest spam attack and my browser hijacking were from the same domain that I realized my mistake. :-D

  • Andy

    Who cares!?

  • Taz

    “….and you thought “Oh god why did I come to a politics website?”.”

    Ashraf – how did you read my mind? As I recall I almost didn’t visit the first time because of the name. Good Move on the rename.

  • It is an Arabic word meaning “Allah/God willing”.

  • Ardwych

    Curious, Ashraf: what does “inshAllah” mean? Are you praying to some gods, or to The Invisible Pink Unicorn? Let’s keep superstitions out of technology, old chap.

  • Ardwych

    “Recall back to when you first visited ..” Huh??
    You mean as opposed to ‘recall forward’?
    ‘Recall when you first visited ..’ is quite sufficient.
    Let’s keep language simple.

  • dan

    Both site/domain names are fine. Do what you think is best. The site is looking excellent, the speed is superbly improved, and the content as always is great.

    Thanks

  • Mohammed Sarhan

    Hi Ashraf

    Congartulations

    It seems to be a good meaningful domain

  • I thought PoliticallyMotivated was catchy ;)

    I understand your reasoning, though. I’ll just have to get used to the new domain. :)