Hello and welcome to my new WordPress-powered site!

Rather than move my venerable Blosxom site here I am starting again with WordPress. Don’t get me wrong, I think Blosxom’s a fantastic tool and using it to run my site was both great fun and a valuable learning experience, but I really need something a bit more sophisticated now that doesn’t require quite the level of tinkering and hacking that Blosxom did.

My plan is to move all the old content into the new WordPress installation, hopefully preserving the URL structure either directly or by using some mod_rewrite hackery. I’m not sure when I’ll get the time to do this so in the meantime if anyone wants any of the old content (e.g. any of the Blosxom plugins I wrote or modified) please drop me a line at sam at sgp.me.uk and I’ll send you copies.

To be honest I’m not sure whether I’ll get back into blogging, but as this site has been up for six years I can’t imagine abandoning it completely. I often think that I should write more and that I should get over some of the inhibitions I have about blogging longer and more thoughtful stuff, but a big reason at the moment is lack of time – a full-time job that’s not particularly amenable to personal blogging plus two small children keep my life pretty full!