We like to travel, make new friends and explore and understand diversity and cultures at its best. We try to do that along with day jobs. Check out our photos, travelog, random thoughts and creativity.
This domain is a self-sponsored birthday 🎁. Registered on Friday the 13th. Honestly, I did not know about paraskevidekatriaphobia or triskaidekaphobia those days it was just a weekend for me. This is called fear of 13 you can read about more ... Still remember the late rainy afternoon in Pleasanton, C.A. when I worked briefly for Foglight / Quest
The website was initially hosted on Yahoo!'s (*Lycos*) free hosting called santm.tripod.com with static pages. Moved on to shared hosting as creating static pages was no fun. You have to track every small change, and I was not using any framework in those days.
Started few small php pages. Those shared hosting was always slow as never spent too much on the personal hosting. In this process learned basic of PHP, MySQL and Apache I was a master in those days. Started to host pictures with codex.galleryproject.org ; long old defunct project now
From me to We
Became we, and the tag lined for the site changed to -- Aashiyana of Pamela Santanu
Moving to Paris
We moved to Paris from sunny California leaving behind friends who became an extended family with time. A new journey to explore Paris and Europe.
Before Wordpress ; this was our knight in shining armour for CMS in PHP those days.
Moved to Wordpress
Started to use WordPress and it was fun to learn about wordpress theme, separating content from design. It was a good journey for a while but again i had to had my personal shared hosting and with all that it was not that super cool. Build few sites for friends as side hustle
Moved back to India
From Paris to the maximum city known as Mumbai. It was a extremely difficult transition even though we have very good family support
Moved to Blogspot
Moved Google's blogspot with custom domain. While it is a great tool for blogging the template choices are very limited and can never trust those free templates with many hidden codes.
A new journey started
Moved to Bangalore, the garden city of India. Well the trees were in decline still found many who are now only in our memories.
Not much blogging
With rise of social media connecting with friends and family is very easy and the blog section show drastic reduction. It was still getting occasional update but Facebook, Google Photos, Instagram became primary mode to in touch with friends and family. Hope to write up the travel diaries as much as we can.
With global pandemic, working from home. Got some free time in the lock-down. And that is when came to know about Hugo content generator. It was again a new learning to understand how to migrate from Google Blogspot. But looks like it is not that difficult at all. Now back to static hosting with Hugo. The theme is a simple, minimalistic & responsive build on Bulma Framework made by me. The hosting now moved to GitHub pages.
🚀 Now all is running with Astro, tailwind and firebase
Thank You! 🙏 for your time to read this far, little intrigued and a bit curious, what might be the reason behind the same 😎, be in touch.