Curveball

Graphic of Curveball Technologies

I got the renewal through for my old domain name, the one I use to showcase some of the apps I work on now.

A couple years ago, I wrote a diabetes-tracking app for Windows, called it Diem, for no particular reason. When it got close to finishing it, I started thinking of a web site I could buy, to distribute it. As it happened, I haven’t really promoted it, although it is out there.

I had lots of don’ts:

  • The app was global, so I didn’t want a .uk domain name. My preference was for an established domain suffix such as .com.
  • While that particular project was a not-for-profit giveaway, they might not be in the future. And I wanted a domain name to fit both. So any kind of .org suffix was out.
  • Ditto, healthcare. That’s kinda what floats my boat nowadays, but I didn’t want to lock myself in.

In the end, I just branded the product as being made by Diem Solutions and bought the domain name diemware.com. But they were never names I was happy with. When it came up for renewal last year, if you remember I asked if anybody had any better suggestions, but no-one did, so I renewed.

This year, it came up for renewal again, and as soon as I saw the notice I put my thinking cap on. I decided to “rebrand”. I’m gonna let diemware expire and yesterday I bought the domain curveball.tech. .tech is one of a bunch of new domain names (like .blog) but I thought it fitted.

What do you think? In fact, I just ported the old web site to the new this morning, so you can tell me what you think of that, too, if you like. I rebranded the web site, because it was only a few pages, but I didn’t touch the actual app yet.

Just like Mr Bump, curveball is another allusion to the stroke, but certainly for hosting these apps, it’s just a name that I think is quite a good one. I tagged “Technologies” onto it because that fitted the suffix, plus there is already a company in the UK which trades as Curveball Solutions.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems in finance, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing mainly health-related software from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

9 thoughts on “Curveball”

    1. Ah, I see. My main motivation was “a curveball thrown at me by life”. I thought of a few cricket analogies but I don’t like cricket, and it’s not really global. Even though baseball isn’t really played here, people will recognize the word “curveball”

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    1. Thanks. I guess it must have been 2018-9, first time I’d gone near web sites in years. I must’ve copied it from somewhere because there’s loads of styles that I doubt I ever really understood. But I didn’t risk changing any of that.

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