Welcome - I'm back. I promise.
So much has happened in my life since I was was regularly publishing this weblog. I'm not a fresh faced 16 year old blogger anymore. I'm now 21 years old, married, living in a house my wife and I recently purchased, and working in the retail banking industry.
While lots has changed, one thing that hasn't is my passion for all things technology, Apple in particular.
I was extremely disappointed in my negligence in the up-keep of this weblog, and losing the most up-to-date database due to poor server backup regime. I'm thoroughly excited at the proposition of starting fresh with a clean canvas and empty database.
The power of the clean canvas gave me the ability to go back to the drawing board and work out exactly what my goals were for the relaunch.
I enlisted the help of designer Will Dawson who tirelessly plugged away at the code keeping this iteration of the design as lightweight, text based, retina friendly, and distraction free as possible. We tried to 'un-design' this layout as much as possible. Pealing away as much of the distraction as possible and just leaving the essential design elements.
I also made the decision to ditch WordPress, my CMS of choice for the better part of 10 years. While being an amazing creative platform, I was only utilising a small percentage of what WordPress had to offer for the limited functionality a weblog needs.
What you're reading now is powered by Anchor. Anchor is a lightweight Markdown friendly CMS which fit my goal to take away as much clutter from the weblog as possible. The installation weighs in smaller than a standard JPG image at just 150Kb. Far lighter than the standard WP 3.5.1 at 5.2MB.
What You Can Expect
It's incredible how things have changed since I was active in the 'industry'. I'll now be the one seeking out an interview with Shawn Blanc, rather than the other way around! I can credit Shawn immensely in providing me with a much needed kick of inspiration to start fresh and jump back on the bandwagon.
I'm not going to make any promises in relation to a frequency or schedule for publishing. What I can't promise in volume, I will make up for in quality. I'm dedicating myself to publish highly informative, well thought out pieces whenever inspiration strikes and time allows. What I can promise is I won't go a year in-between entries like I have in the past!
Content wise nothing much will change versus the content of yesteryear. I'll continue to publish software and hardware reviews, opinion pieces, and interviews - all while remaining Apple focused.
I'm committed to replying to every single point of contact you have with me. Whether that be via email, or Twitter. I don't plan to let my inbox/es weight me down like I have in the past. If you've got any questions, comments, or suggestions - please feel free to email me and I'll do my absolute best to respond promptly.