Well, I've finally succumbed and started a blog. This has been on my todo list for years now, but naturally I didn't want to use any existing blogging software so I had to write my own, which meant I needed to write my own web framework, which meant I needed to rewrite my HTTP server from scratch (again). But I'm happy with the new design, which is even more austere than before, forcing me to focus on the content itself. I'm especially happy with the new margin-based annotations which will make reading and navigation much simpler.[1]

[1]I have discovered a truly marvellous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain.

Anyway, it's basically working now, and hopefully I'll have some interesting posts to make in the near future. There are a number of technical posts I've been wanting to write and simply haven't for lack of a decent venue, and the first article should be out this evening. From time to time I may also include some non-technical posts - random musings on politics or travels or my life in Japan. In particular, now that I have a driver's license and highway travel is so cheap here[2] I'm trying to see more of the surrounding country.

[2]The prime minister has reduced tolls drastically as one of several steps aimed at stimulating the economy. (reuters)

Enough blabbering... I need to get back to real work!