shiny new blog

Here it is.  This blog might move or disappear if I get bored but I finally got around to starting one.

The motivation for starting this now  is that I am about to travel to the International PHP Conference in Amsterdam, and then on to WWW2005 in Tokyo.  A good excuse to have something interesting to write about.

We’ll see how long it lasts.  Yes, I am being lazy and using typepad rather than getting around to installing Serendipity or similar.  This is basically because I am only thinking of this at 1am the night before I go and I need sleep.  If it catches on I will have to roll my own.

I have not been to either destination before.  In Amsterdam I will give a few talks and hope to catch up with old friends Christian Wenz and John Coggeshall.  Tokyo is more about plugging my PhD research.  With grace and luck on my side the PhD should be finished at the end of the year.  Fingers crossed.