The purpose of this blog is not just to big-up myself. I will be doing that plenty don't worry but the real purpose of starting this is to force myself to actually let other people see some of the software I write.
I'm a big fan of open source software and I'd like to achive the dual ends of entertaining myself and giving something to the movement that has given me so much great software. In order to do that I'm going to have to open myself to criticism. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has developed a nice little library of interesing stuff but is too scared that people will think that it's rubbish to actually do anything but play with it myself. So I have resolved to stop simply masturbating and start, no no that's as far as I'm prepared to push that particular metaphor.
I guess I'll also be putting some other stuff up here as the mood takes me, it will probably mostly be to do with sci-fi books but I expect the occasional post about UK/US culture shock will creep in as I get out there more and find a job and stuff.