Geeking Out Since 1998

Hey 👋 welcome to my corner of the web.

Wondering who I am? See here.

I’ve had a website here for over 20 years and during that time – since it became a traditional ‘web log’ anyway, around 2002 – it turns out that I have published over 500 posts. Everything from inane one liners through to detailed technical how-tos.

Such ‘classics’ as getting a Linux PDA online using Bluetooth and a Nokia 6310i (2003, this was really tough and it wasn’t worth the effort), the earth shattering news that I was switching this blog to WordPress 1.2 (2004, 15 years ago 😱), my notes on how to build a linux web server from scratch (2006, I wrote a lot of these), a picture diary of me making shonky furniture using a chainsaw (2012, a whole period of my life when I was doing forestry stuff) and then a bunch of stuff I wrote about productivity and lifestyle choices in 2015/16 (see below).

Back then I was automatically sharing what I learnt in the hope that it might help others. I was also getting the benefit of having a (arguably with hindsight!) useful record of my thoughts.

At time of writing (Summer 2019) this blog is being brought back into service and once again the plan is to share. I am actively working on this but in the meantime you might want to check out my Instagram feed for any sort of regular ‘output’.

Occasionally someone will get in touch to tell me that a particular piece has been useful to them. So below I’ve collated a few of these more popular posts, grouped into rough sections for convenience.

Mental health, positive thinking and mindfulness

In this busy world it can be easy to lose perspective. I argue that we could all consider learning how to:

Good diet & healthy living

News just in: a good diet & some sort of exercise regime is hugely important.

Productivity systems

I use my own A.D.D. friendly OneNote based system which incorporates parts of popular systems like GTD, ZTDPomodoro as well as aspects of many more obscure ones. Here I’ve detailed parts of this home-spun system: I still use OneNote but my systems have been simplified hugely. These might still interest you, though:

Feeling overwhelmed?

Doing means working

We all know this, but it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.

And completely randomly…

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.


Summer 2019

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