I’ve Rebranded

As you probably noticed my blog has a new name – Area 73.

When I originally started this blog it was just a replacement for my aging personal homepage, and I wasn’t sure how long I would really stick with it. So, I brought the blog online in a subfolder of my personal family domain name. My intent was just to blog about random life things, and in fact my first post was about cooking.

Fast forward two and a half years, and now my blog has morphed into a place for me to showcase my hobby projects. With that in mind I decided it was time to give the blog a better name than just “Josh’s Blog”. I wanted a name that invoked images of a skunk works or secret lab, and also something easy to remember. So, I opened up my favorite DNS reseller and started looking at what was available.

After some thought I decided to parody the infamous Area 51, and so I settled on Area 73. Not only is it my birth year, it also happens to be the best number. It’s also unique enough that it won’t be confused with anything else (unlike my first choice, Area 313, which is also the name of a local DJ/musicians collective).

Along with the new name I’m going to be remodeling a bit (changing the WordPress theme). It may get a bit messy for a bit, so please watch your step. 😉


  1. Hey, I’m not entirely sure if you own elric.com, but I’d be willing to buy it if you’re down. (Also this is site is really cool, I loved the Rick and Morty portal gun. It was spectacular.)

    1. I don’t actually own that domain; I just host it for a friend. He’s had it since the late 90s so I’m not sure he would wanna part with it. 🙂

      I’m glad you like the portal gun. I had a lot of fun making it!

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