I hate being right all the time.
I said a new job would probably mean I’d not be posting as frequently as before… and so it has proved
I doubt the situation will get better any time soon, either: the new employer has an SOE that is locked down so tight it’s difficult to breathe at times. Amongst other things, this means no wordpress.com sites can be visited (so Jonathan Lewis is out… please get a proper, independent domain name for your blog, Jonathan, so I can visit once more!) and no sites that involve a login (including this one) are accessible.
Fair enough, actually. I approve of SOEs on the whole, and I can understand the particular reasons for this one to be as strict as it is… but it sure makes things inconvenient at times, too!
It hasn’t helped that I ditched Google and self-hosted all my email: my email servers cannot make it through the SOE cloaking shield, either, so I’ve effectively had 3 weeks without any personal email at all. Why not email at home, after work, I hear you cry? Er, well… yes: had I not made to foolhardy decision to try out new ISPs, I suppose that might have worked. As it is, living where I live, it turns out that I have a choice of one ISP that actually works, so I’ve ended back with the one I started with… but it’s been mayhem getting there.
Anyway, the long and the short of it is that I will update this blog with something whenever I can, but you really don’t want to be holding your breath in the meantime!