Blog automation

I’ve been running my website since 2012. Originally I was running Wordpress software for the backend. I found it was slow and cumbersome and to be honest I felt it was a bit risky from hackers (too many moving parts, requires php, with a mysql backend database, and with so many security exploits with vulnerable plugins). It wasn’t until last year that I came across static site generation and I promptly switched to using Hugo instead....

October 18, 2021 · 2 min · Phil Howlett

New job at MOQDigital

I normally don’t post ‘work related’ things on my blog as I like to keep them separate from my ‘fun’ however I’m too excited for this news so I just have to share it here. After nearly 13 years in my current job as a Systems Engineer at Morgans Financial, a stock broking company. While I really enjoyed my time at Morgans working with a great bunch of people, I felt that I had grown as much as I could there and needed to expand my knowledge and experience and I had to go elsewhere to further my IT career....

July 13, 2021 · 1 min · Phil Howlett

Happy New Year

Last year has been a little challenging to say the least. Not only on a global scale, but on a personal level as well. It’s now time to leave all of that mess behind us and look ahead to the new year with hopefully a clean slate. Here are a few things that I personally want to achieve this year in no particular order: Spend more time on the piano....

January 1, 2021 · 1 min · Phil Howlett

Always the best intentions

I started off this year with the best intentions of blogging more detail about my personal projects. Well that didn’t go according to plan. Looking at my previous post dated 15th April and the lack of posts since then means that I failed. 2020 has been a crap year with COVID and the impact on people’s lives. I had grand ideas on things that I wanted to do and get done, and none of them happened....

December 20, 2020 · 2 min · Phil Howlett

COVID-19 Cleanup

It’s the first blog post for the year 2020 and already it is four months in. Sadly it isn’t the best time for the world. The global pandemic of COVID-19 is really changing the way we all live and play with social distancing measures taking place in many countries. While I’ve not been able to get out and about it has given me some time to do some cleanup and house-keeping of my environment, hobbies and interests....

April 15, 2020 · 1 min · Phil Howlett