Hello everyone. I have two very quick bits of news for you:
Rather more relevant to most of you is the news that I'm going to stop posting to this site. I just don't find the time to write for it anymore, and it's rude to keep making people check for updates which never appear.
I won't take the site down since so many people kindly point to various bits of it to illustrate coding or design issues, and if (when!) I do start blogging again I'll ensure it's at a slightly different URL, so as not to break those links.
I must also say a big, big thank you for everyone's kind words over the last two years, it's meant an awful lot to me reading your comments and following the links back to your websites. As a very small measure of thanks I've grabbed everything from my 1976design directory (including unpublished posts and the contents of my MySQL database) and packaged it all together into a (128MB) zip file which you can grab via Bit Torrent at my download page. As with all old code I'm embarrassed about 99% of it, but it may prove useful to someone. (Just don't take what I wrote as gospel and I think you'll be fine.)