Phil’s Blog

Disce, ludere, creare. Soli Deo gloria.

  • Over the last year or so, if not longer, I’ve been dissatisfied with my writing and note taking environment. I’ve been using Obsidian on and off for most of that time, but consistently leaves me frustrated the setup, especially on my iPad which is where I do the majority of my personal writing. In that…

  • Fit for Forty

    This is a post which I’ve had brewing in the back of my mind since September. This year marks the end of my 3rd decade, September will be my 40th birthday the end of what has turned out to be quite a hard decade. A look in the mirror and I can see how hard…

  • Trying again

    One of my aims for this year is to try and develop some more healthy foundations or habits in my life. For many years now I’ve wanted to blog more regularly like I did in the very early days of discovering what the small web could be. It was a place of individuals sharing their…

  • The Royal Mint has released its designs for a new set of coins, the first since the accession of King Charles. I think they are an outstanding piece of design.

  • Derek Kedziora neatly sums up The Hidden Complexity of Static Sites and why I decided to move back to WordPress. It’s just easier and integrates with a lot things without having to jump through a load of hoops.

  • I’ve begun the long process of adding in some of my old posts from previous iterations of this site. My apologies if this triggers a load of posts in your RSS. I’m working backwards, and I’ve now added all the posts from 2023 and 2022. It will be a slow process as I’ve decided to…

  • These photos from 2023 Ocean Photographer of the Year competition are amazing. I particularly like the one of the polar bear and the hump back whale but all of them show fascinating glimpses into the life of the ocean.

  • It’s been about one month since I restarted my blog back on WordPress. I say restarted rather than moved because so far I’ve yet to add all my old posts to the archive, something I still plan to do, but which I’ve yet to find the time for. The change was triggered by a combination…

  • A few months ago I came across a blog that has been a mainstay in my RSS feeds ever since. I enjoy each and every post for the simple reason that it is the only place to find them and the thoughts of the author. He is introducing a new series called People and Blogs…

  • Label Craft by Jordan Bell is a fantastic little piece of the internet I stumbled across while having my morning coffee. It’s a preservation of craft beer labels removed from cans. I particularly like the label from Transmitter Brewing, and the accompanying Flickr gallery.