About Me

I was born in Luton, known for hat making, Vauxhall cars, London Luton Airport and a great football team who once beat Arsenal at Wembley in a Cup Final, currently languishing in non-league football for the 4th season. I moved to Edinburgh in 1990 and now live in Leith, Edinburgh's 'waterfront'.

Married for 24 years to Louise (who is on day release from Fife), I have 4 children: Holly (aged 28) who's studying medicine at Dundee University, William (aged 26) at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, Alice (aged 23) and Maddie (aged 16).

We live in a 226 year old Georgian house which we are slowly renovating. We once had a note from an artist posted through the letterbox asking if our semi-derelict house was available to rent as studio space. Things have improved lately; the stonework has been repaired and we have shiny new railings. Just the inside to do now then.

Current CNPS score: 999

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    My work mainly involves putting together dynamic (database driven) websites, based around code which I have been developing. When it came to blogging, I decided to go down the Blogger route initially rather than adapting my own software, just because it was there and didn’t involve me in any work.

    However, I decided it was now time to move on to something better. I looked at the various packages available and reassesed the work involved in adapting my own software and I decided that WordPress is hard to beat. It’s simplicity itself to set up, it’s easy to get at the code and hack it, there are bags of plug-ins which are a doddle to install and I’m not reliant on Blogger. I even managed to import everything from Blogger and from my own comments system in no time at all.

    I know it doesn’t look much different but that’s the next step. And I may even write something in it occassionaly.

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    2 comments to WordPress

    • WordPress is, to use the venacular, the dogs b*ll*cks. Well I think so anyway.

    • The only thing which I think it lacks (comparing features to my own content management system) is the ability to add images as part of a post. I know you can upload images and add tags in the post, but it is much easier when images are treated as a distinct element of the post.

      Maybe there’s a great plug-in which I haven’t discovered yet :-)