Time for a Blog

For some time now I've been planning to write a blog; I'd seen Matt Gemmell's "Blogging with Octopress" and his new site design. As a geeky software developer, that looked like just what I wanted. The only problem was getting it installed and setup just how I wanted it; I don't yet have a Mac and I'd tried various Linux flavours without much success.

So I decided to try running it on Windows, and that led to a whole host of learning experiences involving Ruby, Windows and Native Gems that I'll blog about later…

Like Matt, I decided to turn off comments. You can contact me on twitter @ColonelSammy or by email (mnoyes @ this domain).

This should come out right:

#include <iostream>

int main()
  std::cout << "Hellow world" << std::endl;
  return 0;

Matthews DOE projects

Now to go and write something more interesting…