I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

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Back in Octo­ber of 2014 I wiped this blog and start­ed all over again in an attempt at a fresh start and the begin­ning of more reg­u­lar post­ing. The lack of bag­gage was sup­posed to be the cat­a­lyst to help me post, to a degree it has worked and I’ve been post­ing here much more reg­u­lar­ly since the turn of the year. The Week in Links has helped, and is approach­ing it’s six month anniver­sary.
On Mon­day evening I read a post by Paul Sta­ma­tiou about his years of blog­ging. I was struck by a par­tic­u­lar sen­tence half way through:

The era of the per­son­al web­site is over. It’s now just a per­son­al land­ing page with a pho­to, bio and link to a Twit­ter pro­file.

I under­stand exact­ly where he is com­ing from, but I also dis­agree, to a cer­tain extent. It’s true a lot of web­sites have dis­ap­peared over the last few years, but over the last few months I’ve seen a resur­gence in the per­son­al site/blog. Some­thing that I want to be a part of. It got me think­ing about my own per­son­al site, and the changes it’s been through over the last decade. I’ve nev­er binned it to replace it with a per­son­al site, but I did recent­ly delete all my posts and before that I had anoth­er blog that has gone the way of the Dodo.
It struck me how wrong that is. I put a lot of time and effort into writ­ing those posts, and for them to be erased is just plain wrong. For­tu­nate­ly I man­aged to locate a back­up of this site from just before I wiped it, and I’ve now added all the posts back into the archive. There’s still a bit of tidy­ing up to do but for the most part the archives now extend all the way back to Jan­u­ary 2011. I’m also hop­ing to be able to locate an old back­up of my very first blog, the one that exist­ed pri­or to this one. I’ve been writ­ing on the inter­net for near­ly a decade now, it should be pre­served and main­tained in some form or anoth­er not con­signed to obliv­ion.
All of this to say, I’ve added the archives back to this place. If you’re inter­est­ed and have the time, why not have a dig through and see what you can find.