Oops is an odd way to begin, but in this case the begining salutes and end.
Last week my server smoked and on the way out the door took all my web sites with it. By luck rather than design my main sites have backups, but this blog did not, so all that it was is no more.
So 2nd time lucky, maybe this time round I will be a more regular poster.
In a perverse way I like being reminded of the mechanical, physical, nature of the internet. As an engineer its comforting to occasionally hear the grinding of metal on metal that indicates that behind all the voodoo and magic of the world wide web there is a clumsy Heath Robinson machine.