Data formats including YAML

I finally got around to reading about YAML at Wikipedia. Worth doing if you use YAML anywhere and haven’t read the YAML page yet.

The Wikipedia article links to the official website:, which is good fun. It’s written in YAML! :D

If you’re interested in data formats and markup languages here’s some other reading on the subject:

Network outage

I’m in the process of moving some of my web systems to new servers. The has been completed, is a working progress, and some of is broken until I can get around to fixing that too. This outage will manifest as some images which won’t load in blog posts. I’m sleepy now, so I’ll try and fix this tomorrow when I wake up.

I’ve been meaning to make this change for a while now, and finally got around to it this evening.

I started blogging at back in November 2003 and continued through to May 2005. After that I stopped blogging for a while, but I started again at in August 2011.

The ProgClub blog was imagined to be a group blog, my plan when I set it up was to have all the ProgClub members have an account on the blog, but that turned out to be a pretty poorly received idea. Eventually, and for a long time now, it has just been me (your host, jj5) over on the ProgClub blog.

Since this has become a personal blog, I figured it was time to move it from ProgClub back to, where it all began.

The transition should be seamless, old links should be properly redirected, old logins should continue to work, but if you run into any problems please let me know.

New look

After around 12 years with a completely unreadable look and feel I have finally bowed to pressure and switched my WordPress theme over to something sensible. I’m using the Twenty Eleven theme, which is what the old unreadable theme (known as OldSkool) was based on. This change is as a courtesy to my readers, who I do actually value. :)