Artsy Fartsyness, web design and all things Linux!

My first blog post, and I actually have something interesting to talk about!

You may notice the pemcjd.me.uk address and (unless you know me well and have figured it out or have already been told) may be wondering what it means.  Quite simply, it is the first letter from each member of our family in age order.

So the last few days I’ve been playing with this new domain, pemcjd.me.uk as a bit of a proof of concept that a modern family can all be online with blogs and email without paying through the nose for some web hosting package on a host with a T2 connection when they really only need a standard residential broadband connection and a linux host.  I’ll later prove the concept further by pre-packaging the whole thing and writing scripts for the tech-noob so I may even be able to sell the entire bundle to joe bloggs as a way to get with the times and get online easily, quickly and fairly professionally.

Today, Mike and I designed header images for our blogs – a part I’m dreading making foolproof – so do let me know what you think of mine (and if you pop over to his blog, let him know what you think of his) – the default blue headers are on the rest of our family (who are rather less enthusiastic about the idea, apart from daniel who is just a little preoccupied at the moment).

So here I am sipping wine and blogging for the first time in what seems like an age (and the first time using this quite frankly wonderous software which I am kicking myself for boycotting in the past – why did I boycott it? well, I thought it was just another fly-by-night CMS/blog and it really isn’t, it’s in the same league as PhpBB3 and Roundcube).

Apart from the blogs, I started writing a generic family website (which I will probably use as a bit of a template for when I’m prepackaging this bundle) and popped some forums up on there – so feel free to drop by and say hello on those.

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