Helmstone: The Journey Continues


I've decided to re-launch the look and feel of this site ahead of some actual new content. Don't panic, there's no reason to be alarmed! I've decided there needs to be more science fiction on this site, due to the amount of great shows on Netflix I've been watching. Stay tuned!

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The journey continues


So, it's been a while since I last wandered by and I owe you an update. I still blog elsewhere (obligatory plug here) but perhaps less than I did. In terms of blogging I've been on a bit of a journey. Pretentious, I know, but perhaps relevant. Blogging - a seven year journey Who'd have... Continue Reading →

Dead blog panic


Having carefully migrated my blog (Red Rocket Rising - thanks for asking!) and tweaked the styles, CSS, taxonomy and added some choice plug-ins what was I to do next? Answer, of course, start fiddling! One Sunday morning I added a few plug-ins and a security plug-in, fiddled with the settings then... Dead Blog Yes, suddenly... Continue Reading →

Self-hosting – what did I decide


Back in June I posted on the topic of selecting a hosting service and moving away from WordPress.com (here). Well I made my decision and have chosen VidahostĀ and thought I would compare my actual decision with the strategy I outlined in June. If you are interested in how I made my choice or just generally... Continue Reading →

Self-hosting – the big one!


So, I've hit that 'wouldn't it be nice to do more with my blog but can't easily on WordPress.com' stage. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but praise for WordPress.com but would like to have the flexibility that self-hosting brings. This does of course mean cost and risk. I have found that a simple... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to me!


A Checkpoint On the 21st of May Reality Checkpoint sneaked into the blogsphere with this sad little post. Somewhat to my amazement I am still carrying on with this, and have managed to post a few pieces some of which are not too bad. As the first anniversary quickly approached it seemed only right to... Continue Reading →

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