Caution: This post contains higher than normal levels of geekery. You’ve been warned.
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If you’ve been around the ‘net for a while, you’ve probably seen cryptic URLs (like http://bit.ly/b36LBg) that “magically” take you to a real URL (like http://gordon.dewis.ca/2010/10/25/municipal-election-day/). This “magic” is thanks to URL shortening services like bit.ly, tinyurl.com, and a whole bunch of others.
€39 later and I’m the proud owner of dew.is.
So, now I’ve set up YOURLS and have my own URL shortening service at dew.is.
Very cool. And very geeky.