Please note that the views expressed on this site are my own, and in no way represent those of any employer, past, present or future.
¶ The beautiful [& spooky] photo ~ entitled Winter morning @ Blundeston, Suffolk ~ used on all pages is by flickr user timparkinson. This image was made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. ¶ The beautiful Twitter stamp is by deviant art member shadowed-light-waves. ¶ The RSS feed icons were downloaded from feedicons.com. ¶ Other artworks are treated in Pixelmator & Acorn. ¶ Backgrounds got a lot of help from the free Grunge Brushes made available by function.
about the site
¶ ThePowerFactory is managed using a [near] bog-standard installation of the Open Source Pivot CMS. ¶ Mockups were prepared with Espresso which I later abandonned for Coda. ¶ I made use of the blueprintcss CSS framework. ¶ Entries are marked up with Markdown, probably in the PHP Markdown flavour. ¶ Currently things are standards compliant and should work in Safari or Firefox. I haven’t looked at the site in Opera, but I suppose everything should be reasonable. Some day I will get around to checking things in IE, I promise… ¶ Other tools used to get to here from there include Google Analytics, Feedburner, ShareThis. ¶ I’m giving Disqus a try for comments… It seems a bit sloooow at times. What do you think ? ¶
¶ I type up my stories using the excellent Bean Text Editor which is particularly neat in full-screen, no-distractions mode. ¶ I create the PDF files using Apple’s Pages application. ¶ I have recently become addicted to Spotify for streaming music. ¶ Oh, and I probably could not survive without Sidenote and Quicksilver on my Mac. ¶
last updated: Friday, August 28th, 2009