History

Obviate.io started as Snowulf.com, regardless of what you call it, it’s a blog. I’m sure you have already figured that out, but it bears repeating.

It was started by Jon on January 3, 2005. Updates cycled between sporadic and scheduled for a time, though eventually the internet could not handle his mangling of English and cried out for help.

John answered this cry and thus the spelling and grammar of the site improved, and there was much rejoicing.

Ok, so that’s not exactly what happened, but it sounds pretty spiffy. What actually happened was that Jon asked John to do a guest spot (he even provided an introduction) on September 21, 2007.

Most of the blog posts published since then have been copyedited by John, which Jon likes because it makes the website look like it was written by a reasonably intelligent adult, and John likes because it keeps his spelling/grammatical abilities sharp.

And for a time, it was good. Then, slowly but surely Jon got busy (and/or lazy, depending on who you ask) and John couldn’t/didn’t want to pick up the slack (again, depending on who you ask). Around 2013 to 2015, life interrupted the blog and posts became a bit threadbare. Fortunately for both of them… a new author joined the team, in the form of Josh. Here at Snowulf we’re big fans of naming conventions, so we found it was easiest to keep all our authors with confusingly similar names.

As of Mid-2015 Jon has found himself with more time on his hands and vowed to resuscitate the ailing post count. Only will time will tell if he’s victorious.

May 2016 saw the phoenix like rebirth of Snowulf.com. The Snowulf moniker had served for 11 years but it seemed like the internet winds were change and a “rebrand” was in-order (It’s what all the hot-startups do). On May 9th, 2016 Snowulf.com was retired and reborn as Obviate.io.