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Eight Years Dancing and Tweeting

So, I joined Twitter 2891 days ago (March 10, 2009), which is roughly the same time I started salsa dancing (not that the two are related). Since joining I have tweeted 9,952 times (including the tweet for this article).

This averages out to about 3.442 tweets per day, but most of those were from the early years due to the impact of this quote I found a couple years ago:

The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit. François Fenelon

Personally I believe this quote has two different meanings: say less overall and when you do speak, choose what you say carefully.

Anyway, I think I already know what I will write for my 10,000 tweet.

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Warm On A Cold Night By Honne

While this song is not new (originally released in 2015), it was the number one most listened to song on my list from 2016.

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A Second Home Newly Renovated and Remodeled

On my list of goals to achieve this month was separating my personal blog from a simple personal site (kopepasah.com). While this is not a big task, finding the time to do it was the real challenge. A few weeks ago I managed to move my blog (only facing one redirect problem) and this week I was able to create a simple HTML site for kopepasah.com.

While kopepasah.com is not going anywhere anytime soon, it is not difficult to see the the .com age of domains is dead. Someday I would love to have a .ah TLD (i.e. kopepas.ah), but I am not holding my breath.

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Oczy Mlody By The Flaming Lips

While many bands have come and gone since the year I was born (also before and after), The Flaming Lips is still around making music and remains as one of my favorites.

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Redirect Lost Posts In WordPress using the Requested URI

Recently I changed my post URLs to include the category before the post slug. While this is a redirect that WordPress can usually handle, I found that redirects coming from my old URL were not routing correct and this snippet fixes that issue.

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A New Home Well, for my blog.

Recently I moved my blog from my previous domain (kopepasah.com) to this new domain, but forgot to mention why. The main reason is I want to use kopepasah.com as a site which primarily shows a little about me and keep my blog on a separate domain.

Besides that, I just thought koop.sh was a cool domain and also a representation of the pronunciation of my last name: koop-sah

Really, there are no other reasons.

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Last Letters Short film by Nils Clauss, Contented

It has been nearly two years since the sinking of the Sewol ferry destined to Jeju, where 304 passengers (mostly young students) lost their lives. Yesterday I discovered this video and wanted to share here, because it reminded me to never forget about those affected by this tragedy.

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2016 – Year in Review

This past year has been a very quiet on my blog, as I have spent the bulk of the year traveling, reading, studying, working and improving the productivity of my life. I visited eight countries, finished seven books, improved my Korean language and made many friends along the way.

While I cannot pinpoint one thing to mark as the highlight of my year (always been terrible at picking favorites), I really enjoyed seeing friends and meeting colleagues at WordCamp US and WordCamp Sydney. In addition, as always it was a great pleasure to see my family over Thanksgiving holiday, see how much my niece has grown and spend over three weeks with my best friends (they even came to Korea!).

I know that 2016 sucked in many ways (I think John Oliver said it best), but is was also great in many others. So, let’s push for an amazing 2017 and I will see you all in the new year.

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