Ten years in the making; it’s been a long time coming, but it seems I finally have a blog. I’ve had one domain or another since 1999, I was mainly using them for e-mail and shell access, but since the beginning I’ve been meaning to put up a site of some sort. Every time I tried, I would get really motivated for short periods, get so much done, then a new technology would come along or I’d change my mind on what I wanted.
For the longest time, I had wanted to code my own site – there being a certain geek pride in writing your own systems and me having an affinity for being different – It occurred to me recently that while I could code something that worked, it would be full of potential errors and security holes despite my best efforts. Not because I’m a bad programmer, that’s just the nature of the beast, that’s what happens when you developed something on your own of that scale that’s open to the public. So long story short I decided to go with WordPress, I did code my own theme though.
Now that’s out of the way, what can you expect from this site? Well, it’s mainly going to be a place for me to post tutorials, rants and set out my arguments and opinions. I don’t expect anyone else to actually read them, they’re primarily for my future self. If other people happen to find anything useful or enlightening, well that’s a bonus.