mandag 31. mars 2008

Dessertfox vs Desertfox

People may wonder, why Dessertfox? or more straight up.... what is Dessertfox?

When I was in University, my obsession was websites, making websites just to try out different web languages (HTML, javascript, php etc.) and when geocities can no longer satisfy my need, I went and register a domain name + webhost to create a real website.

First problem I faced was about the name. I have seen many www.xxxxxx.com websites and if I were to create my own, what would it be? One name popped up to my mind, Desertfox.

The real name is Erwin Rommel, the youngest general, young but well qualified with his exceptional knowledge in military warfare. Executed Hitler's blitzkrieg to perfection. Practically owned the Sahara desert for 2 years thus earning him the name of Desertfox.

So Desertfox sounds like a good name, but I am sure he has more than one fan so the name is probably taken. Eitherway, it is worth to give it a try. So I entered Dessertfox and pressed entered and to my surprise, the name is not taken!!! So the name is registered and the website is done. However, this still doesn't feel right, how can such a popular name to be available? It wasn't until the website is done that I realize that I mispelled the word. Desertfox is with one "s" while I spelled it with two. Since then I have used Dessertfox for popular places that requires an unique ID.

After a few years I have stopped paying for the registration of the website and so the name is no longer mine. Instead I am still the owner of www.hectortroy.com, whenever I have some freetime I will make it to be my traveler blog.

For those who know me as Desertfox, that is still me so don't worry.

One interesting fact is that the owner of www.desertfox.com is probably a jewish man.

12 kommentarer:

xiao zhu sa...

Happy blogging!

laulong sa...

Desertfox:

很高興終於能造訪府上!

Desertfox sa...

Xiao zhu,
Thanks for support and congratulations for being the first person to leave a comment here.

Laulong,
家徒四壁, 未能好好招待阁下, 还望阁下见谅.

laulong sa...

Desertfox:

我發現若你 click 我的 icon, 會去到我已棄用的一個網誌。我現在已刪除了該網誌,看看你 click 時,會否能回到我一直沿用的那個。

xiao zhu sa...

咁有冇得獎架? =P

Desertfox sa...

Laulong,
When I click on your icon, I go to your profile and now it only shows your only blog: 親愛的同學,祝願你們考試成功!

Xiao Zhu,
Aha, what kind of prize do you have in mind?

xiao zhu sa...

Tangible or intangible, anything you can offer. Haha (just kidding.)

Eric sa...

開張大吉!點番串爆竹先。
霹靂啪啦霹靂啪啦霹靂啪啦~~~

eric

Angel Asura 天使阿修羅 sa...

Tks for your full story of "desertfox" & "dessertfox", learnt a historical lesson about Erwin:)

For travel blog, i'm referred to use this one since 2002:

http://www.virtualtourist.com
http://www.virtualtourist.com/global-gabrielle

My girlfriend, a freelance travel-writer introduced it to me. She even organized parties for us (HK members) & overseas members. Not sure whether my a/c is still valid ... haven't updated for quite a long time

Desertfox sa...

Thanks Eric, I hope you enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

Angel, I plan to have the travel blogs here. It will take awhile for me to gather up my thoughts and more importantly, my pictures. Have been to Paris, London, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Tromsø and Stockholm this past year. Going to be a long time before I get to introduce all of them, but I promise in time I will. Stay tuned.

Desertfox sa...

Xiao Zhu,
How about a lunch on me when I come back to HK?

Angel Asura 天使阿修羅 sa...

Sure:) Let's get together in HK soon, 2 more mths to go, my pleasure/practice to be the PR/coordinator.

When did u come back last time? Where particularly u want to visit? I may tailor-make an itinerary for u:)