By James Naylor
Published on 19 Mar 19
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Hello. I'm James.

I had no idea how to start a blog, but it's something I've wanted to do for a long time. Enough. Now is the time. You're never going to have a blog until you've written one. And a journey starts with a single step...

What does any sane person who wants to start a blog do?

Procrastinate.

Yep, I've always been good at that. Seems like a good place to start.

Instead of writing some actual blog posts, start writing a blog engine instead. That's way more fun. Fiddle around with the styling. Add pretty pictures. Set up a Continuous Integration pipeline. Make it render emojis perfectly! 😁

So I made a blog engine. Then I started writing a few posts about how I made it. Then I tinkered with it some more. Always I knew I'd eventually have to actually put something live - so here we go. Minimum Viable Product. An introduction.

About me

I live in the weird and wonderful town of Milton Keynes, UK with my wife and two young daughters. I've been working as a .NET developer in a wide variety of industries for over 14 years. In that time I've started countless projects; and even finished some of them.

I like to tinker with new technology and build things. I love coding and solving problems.

But I always need to look things up. So partly to give back, and partly so that I remember myself, I've started this blog to store my thoughts and the useful info I don't want to forget.

I'm also a terrible writer. This is bad news for you, mythical reader. But this is an effort to improve.

About this blog

So what should you expect to read here?

I've got a huge list of things I'd like to write about - weird configurations, arcane incantations and other oddities I've encountered in my time solving problems.

Mostly I will be writing about things I'm interested in. Probably in C#, possibly in other languages.

I'm currently interested in

Hopefully these categories will soon be full to the brim with useful and interesting posts! But until then, watch this space.

Also, I will be adding new features to the site as I go (that's way more fun than writing!). Once everything is cleaned up I'll be putting it on my Github so you too can have a beautiful blog.

Cheers! 🍸