Welcome to the new Blog

I finally got fed up with blogspot, and decided it was time to do something about it. In particular, I found myself increasingly not writing blog posts because embedding code in blog posts was a real pain. For a blog all about technology and programming, this is a big issue!

I briefly tried using nikola, but in the end decided to use pelican with a custom theme built on top of twitter bootstrap. I ended up cutting out several pelican features, to try and get a cleaner site. I'm sure things will improve over time.

The hardest decision to make was whether to import all the old blogger content or not. In the end, I opted to leave it there. I started that blog in 2007 - back then I was a wet-behind-the-ears recent IT graduate (now I've been promoted to a normal-dampness-behind-the-ears programmer), and most of the posts are pretty painful to read. I guess I don't care so much if they die. I think I've learned a lot since then, so I'm hoping the new blog is more valuable than the old one.