This blog started out as a diary for a demonstrator project that a colleague and I had some money for to put together a wordpress multi blog hosting service and connect it up via shibboleth (hey presto, wide area authenticated blogging for academia).
Unfortunately that project died, mired in bureaucracy, although we’ve got the blocks (almost) in place to let us solve a whole range of problems.
Well I happened across the blog entries from the abortive start and thought "well – who needs them?" and deleted them.
This left this blog looking kind of bare, so here we are, with a first entry in a new, more technical blog to supplement my main site.