Issues with using a CMS

If you have a website, the chances are it runs on a CMS (Content Management System).  There are hundreds of them out there, some you will have heard of; Wordpress is the obvious one.  Others include Drupal, Joomla, and Umbraco.  These are great for the most part, as they require…

Having a break

It's been a while since I last posted anything, despite starting off really well with weekly posts since moving to the Ghost platform.  This hasn't fully been out of choice, however.  My enforced break from the computer outside of work hours has been down to an injury.  I broke my…

(Mostly) leaving Facebook behind

There's hardly a week goes by that Facebook isn't in the news for one thing or another - usually something privacy related.  Privacy and data protection have been firmly on everyone in Europe's radar following the introduction of the new data protection laws (GDPR) in May 2018; and being in…

CI/CD with Gitlab - Getting started

I use Gitlab a lot.  I use it for personal projects and have also implemented it at work - I love the platform.  Others are available, but for me, having everything in one place (though risky!) saves me having several tabs open.I've previously covered what CI/CD is, and…

Ghost vs Wordpress Performance

I've posted about my reasons for switching blogging platforms to Ghost, but ahead of doing so I wanted to be able to compare the performance benefits of doing so.  When I used Wordpress, I was managing the infrastructure myself, but also had to keep on top of the platform, including…

Switching blogging platforms

If you are reading this, you may have noticed that there's a new look and feel to the site. I've moved from my self-hosted WordPress platform to a managed Ghost blog. There at several authors which I respect who have made the same change, and I am doing so for…