Six of one, half a dozen of the other

Those who have visited the main part of my website lately will have noticed that it’s in serious need of some love and care lately – as soon as I have a free weekend coming up, I intend to do just that. Cue shouts of glee and happiness from those who actually visit that hideous thing.

“So”, you may be asking, “what’s up with the random blog post title”? Nothing random about it – let me explain. Given that I have PHP and MySQL at my disposal as far as my web hosting goes, it makes perfect sense for me to chuck out the old static pages and go with an open-source content management system. Now, the two obvious choices are Joomla! and Drupal, and yes, it’s pretty much six of one, half a dozen of the other as far as choosing between them goes. I have Joomla! experience but no Drupal experience so that may well end up being the deciding factor. If you believe that you can convince me otherwise though, leave a comment; I’d love to hear what you might have to say. 🙂

3, 2, 1, ignition…

… lift off.

After fighting with PHP all weekend (thanks jerith for the help), my personal website is now (hopefully) complete, and it’s over at if you’re at all interested.

(J, if you would give me a link, I’d much appreciate it.)

That was all that I was going to post about, until I received an SMS five minutes ago informing me that taxis in South Africa are now going to be referred to as “computers”, the reasons being that they all have windows, can crash at any time, and the majority are driven by a floppy with a virus…