I’ve kept an electronic journal in one form or another since 1994, and I’ve been keeping a web site for almost twelve years which I think makes me an relatively early adopter, and on my reckoning, this must be the tenth version of the site taking into account the various domains and designs it’s had over the years.
Some varitations were undoubtedly more successful than others, but I’ve enjoyed writing all of them, and in the twelve years or so that I’ve been keeping a site I’ve accrued an absolutely enormous amount of content – dumping brain to keyboard has been a cheap, but it must be said, effective form of therapy and over the years what started as a simple calling card has developed into a journal, a photolog, a recipe book and news about various adventures and projects I’ve been having.
People often ask about the tools that I use to create the site and it’s content, presumably when they’re looking to start there own site, and I’m always the first to admit that what I use might be considered as running the gamut, which is a combination of: my Apple Mac Pro and my Unibody MacBook which are both loaded with Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Safari, CyberDuck, Pages, and a few others.
For Photography I switch between traditional and digital depending on the task at hand; as a result I’m never far from either my Panasonic DMC-TZ7 or FujiFilm S5500 and my ever trusty Pentax MZ30 SLR which has, to name but a few; a Sigma 28-80 lens, a surprisingly robust Pentax 200-80 lens as well as it’s standard 35mm lens which all benefit from a UV filter as standard to make life easier when out and about.
There’s also an espresso machine, a copy of iTunes loaded with millions of songs, my beloved hi-fi with it’s Bower & Wilkins speakers, as well as all of this there are biscuits, cake and of course the ever winsome Dave; without whom there simply wouldn’t be a site as he’s forever inspiring me to write, as well as barraling into my code to fix the horrid mess that I tend to write first time around.