Leonora Carrington

Jul 27, 2019

How did I miss her artwork before?

A different approach

Jun 30, 2019

Every now and again you become disenchanted. Over time the decisions to post material online or to add images - they become stale and bloated.

I have been influenced by the web presence of “But she’s a girl” (https://www.rousette.org.uk ) - both aesthetically but also for her enthusiasm and fluency.

Stealing from her entirely I am moving to static web publishing and I am also trying out “micro blogging” - to return to a lighter web publishing model.

The micro blog is at: https://virtualchris.micro.blog

When there is time I shall try to personalise the theme used and the layout but I shall give Hugo a go. Hugo is name of the publishing tool which puts the web pages together ( https://gohugo.io/ ).

See the previous post for a link to my old site with the images you might have wanted to see.

They shall be back, eventually.


Jun 30, 2019

Chris is currently working.

If you are interested in what I am up to - thank you!

At the moment I am concerned that Grails and even the Spring Framework are being left to slowly die on the vine. These are my preferred solutions when coding. Currently doing lots of other stuff but Java keeps on providing the reliable solutions. Microsoft solutions still too often feel like things held together by string and twine. And you can’t choose the make of string or twine - you take what you are given.

I am studying and working practically on PHP application development. The PHP frameworks are horrible. They do a lot of work and are indispensable to the web - ubiquitous almost. Sometimes it is not cream rising to the top but the curdled lumps of putrification. Look at Politics for proof of that.

When time permits I am also currently building a small cluster using Raspberry Pi’s and a security scanner using Arduino’s

Finally, in my opinion, Spring is the best of the Ali Smith books to be published under the “Four Seasons” collection. Summer is still to be published.

Thanks for looking for this URL. Take care :-)

If you were looking for the old site with photos and other content - it is maintained here: https://wordpress.chrislamb.com

You can email me at: chris.lamb@chrislamb.com