mv /mnt/exile/wil /home/

That moment when, after over six years in exile, you push the Big Red Button™ to go back to your original blog…


…and find yourself too overwhelmed by the personal significance of the moment to say anything meaningful.

So, um, here’s a picture of me feeling  happy:

The Hover Wil
Usually reserved for Kings Stanley Cup wins, the WilHover is a close cousin to the WilFlail.gif

Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for coming by.

EDIT: We’re having some strange issues with commenting and building the RSS feed. Don’t worry, it’s being taken care of right now by top men.

…Top. Men.

I’m gonna go ahead and put this back here for the time being:


SECOND EDIT: The best thing about having Top. Men. work on a thing is how quickly they fix it.

I’m leaving the GIF, though, because it amuses me.

WIL WHEATON dot NET is once again officially open for business!

24 thoughts on “mv /mnt/exile/wil /home/”

  1. Yeah, stale “under construction” always does leave a nice GeoCities vibe to a site. 😀

    It’s lovely, Wil. It’s a nice clean design. Nice to see it (and you) back again.

  2. I don’t mean this to come across as “being a dick” but I do not think your title means what you think it means :-)

    The ~ by itself already refers to your $HOME directory so ~/home is just a directory called “home” inside your $HOME.

    1. DAMMIT!

      Watch me ninja edit the title, so nobody knows that I haven’t spent much time in a shell in recent years! HA HA HA.

      1. You’re almost there, Wil. I think what you want is actually:
        mv /mnt/exile/wil /home/

        Yes, I’m a linux dork, forgive me :-) It has served me well though, especially that time at comic-con years ago when this Will Wheaton guy called me over to his autograph table to talk to me about my linux t-shirt.

  3. Welcome back home! I was lame and had no idea what a blog was, or that you were still around, back when you started this. However, I came to know you and your hilariousness through Fark and I’ve been a fan ever since. I’m glad you’re back out of exile. The site looks awesome, BTW.

    Question: is the little GIF of a guy taking stuff from the pile and throwing it into the air, or stuff landing in the shovel and putting it on the pile? I am lame and can’t tell.

  4. Great job getting things going here again! Keep up the great work on Tabletop. I have gotten the family together playing Munchkin so far, hopefully Castle Panic in the near future. How goes the battle for a second season?

  5. I can’t believe it’s been six years. I remember when you threw your hands up and escaped to the island. You’ve helped me through a lot of mental and physical pain and many spine surgeries. There were a few broken hearts here and there too. Thank you!

  6. I am so ridiculously happy about this. Seeing the new layout made me tear up just a bit. Happy because it’s the future now. Nostalgic because I haven’t had to type into a browser in six years. Panic because I randomly thought, “I used to close my comments with a string of zeros and ones – did I do this? Probably not.” Sad because I’ll never get to see the old layout again. I feel strange, but also good.

    Welcome home!

  7. Welcome home, sir… As a longtime soapboxer who found your blog back in ’01, and has enjoyed the last six years of ww9 (mostly because it has corresponded with good things happening for you….), it’s good to see WheatonX…. PS- will we see a return if the soap box some day?

  8. We’ve followed you into and out of exile back to where we started. It’s like you’re our Captain Janeway! No? How about Moses (but the MCP version from South Park)?

    Sorry about that. It does feel like a breath of fresh air which is odd considering I have nothing vested in the site. I can only imagine what it feels like for you.

    What I really wanted to comment on is your header photo of The Progression Through the Many Stages in the Life of Wil Wheaton in the Form of Nesting Russian Dolls… so awesome!

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