Not perfect but I loved that place; I lived there until recently (well nearby). Original Panorama in this album Continue Reading... "More photos (looking at galleries)"
I just realised that another thing this blog gets me (back) is a place to share images. I’m by no means a professional (or even good) phiotographer but I do live in a lovely part of the world so…here’ a few sunsets from over the years… Continue Reading... "A place to put pictures"
Yes I know static blogs are all the rage, that simply dropping markdown files in a local directory can update some snazzy statically generated site hosted on some super cheap host. *I know all these things*, I wrote multiple blog applications back when that was the rage, I had one of the most popular ASP.NET blogs for about a decade (the long lanented mostlylucid. co . uk – don’t visit it’s now a redirect from some domain sniper)…but this was EASY. I had it by default when I bought this domain. I just want to post when I want and for it to be SUPER EASY (Markdown for all it’s wonders isn’t AS easy). So thank you for all the suggestions…I KNOW WordPress sucks but it’s also easy 🤷♂️ Anyway here’s a nice picture of the Isle Of Arran I took a few months ago… Continue Reading... "Why I’m using WordPress…"
Well this has been a strangely exciting and anxiety inducing week. After 15 years (I joined in 2007) and 150000 tweets (I know, right?) I’m finally off Twitter. All my posts are deleted (though as you can see below there’s about 2000 tweets I’m ‘forbidden’ from deleting???) and I’m now on Mastodon instead. The growth there has been incredible! Thanks to Kris Nova I found a home within a day or so. Hachyderm.io is one of what Mastodon calls ‘servers’ or ‘instances’, it’s easier to think of them as communities. Each instance will have different standards and moderation, what level of disruptive users they tolerate etc…I think that’s the best thing, the scariest thing and the most off-putting thing all at the same time. It IS different to Twitter; where it was exploited workers at a massive corporate entity who moderated content (and you had no idea WHO made the decision). Now it’s people…scary, analogue, failable people…So, find your community! Sites like Fedi Tips have some fantastic information about how to get the best from Mastodon. ANYWAY…if you want to follow me on Mastodon I’m @firstname.lastname@example.org Continue Reading... "Adventures with Mastodon"
Well let’s give this a go. Along with giving up Twitter I decided to try out blogging again. Continue Reading... "The start of something new…"