That's me

Many moons ago I started work on a small web site....

That sentence opened the main page of the first two incarnations of this website. It would be a shame to break with tradition, so here it is again... on the opening page of the site's third incarnation.

It must have been in early 1997 that I found myself with too much spare time on my hands. That is when I decided to spend some of that time learning about how to set up a website. What originally began as a humble few pages without much content, rapidly developed into a sizeable site with fourteen sections about a range of topics. (Did I mention that I had too much time on my hands...?)

A good few years later I had to change my internet provider. By that time the layout of the site had become quite outmoded (things change rapidly on the web, after all), so I took the opportunity to make the site look a bit more fashionable again. That was its second incarnation, with pretty much the same content as the original. I am afraid that shortly after that my interest shifted to other areas, so that the website became largely dormant. Occasionally a page got added or updated, but nothing substantial changed until 2016.

L'histoire se répète... once again I had to change my internet provider. This time I decided to completely overhaul the site and rebuild it from scratch, getting rid of most of the original sections and rewriting the sections I wanted to keep. A considerable amount of work and not something that I expected to complete on short term. Oh boy, was I right about that....

In fact, it was not until the first days of 2020 that I got round to adding the first content. But now that the work has started, you can expect the site to gradually grow further. It won't get back to its original size, but some of the old stuff will be reinstated and some new things added. Have a little patience, and come back to see how things develop!