Archives September 2011

Move to wordpress

Well, I’ve been meaning to do it for a while. I’m a big fan of Drupal, but for this website something as fully featured as Drupal is a bit overkill. So, to simplify things a bit I’ve moved over to WordPress. I blame it on being sat in an apartment in washington with nothing better to do!

The install went really well. Straight forward, and after finding a handy website with some instructions for migrating from Drupal, I had all the old content moved over too. Start to finish took all of 30 minutes.

New job and Washington DC!

Ok, so its been over a year since my last post! No shock there really. So, whats happened? In the last 3 months I’ve gone from being in a comfortable job of 10+ years, to taking the plunge into a brand new one. Even more of a shock is the new one involves travel! Yep, thats right, after 18 years, I’m actually going to leave the country!

The new job is a Sysadmin roll for the US office of a mobile phone marketing company, 2ergo. I will be home based mostly, but have been flown out to the US office in Washington DC to meet the guys out here and get to know the systems. Looks like I’ll be coming out on a regular basis too. I’m out here for a month, and have even managed to squeeze a little sight seeing into it too!

So far the job is looking good. Lots of geeky things to do and sort out and everyone is really friendly. I think I’m going to enjoy myself. Its just a really strange feeling going from being the one who knew how all the systems worked, to having to learn everything from scratch! Still, thats part of the fun, and gives me an excuse to document everything!