Welcome to allrite.net!

Welcome to allrite.net! This site serves a few purposes. Firstly it's a place where I can share my thoughts with the rest of the world. I know that sounds rather self-indulgent, but the web is a great source of knowledge and perhaps I do know something that another might find useful.

I have another website at www.allrite.com.au which provides information on my web design and mathematical sciences company, Allrite Mathematical Sciences & IT. Pretentious name, but it does include my online nick (allrite) and my interests. You can also find some of my science essays there.

Why did I need another site? I wanted to be able to update pages from anywhere that has web access. www.allrite.com.au is hosted on a Microsoft IIS server which is very limiting when it comes to doing fancy things unless you have the money to shell out on MSSQL Server.allrite.net, on the other hand, sits on a Unix-Apache-MySQL system, which is much more flexible.

I was interested in the concept of Weblogs and wanted to create my own. Rather than adapting an existing Content Management System (eg Manila, PHP Nuke, Slash) I decided to attempt my own. I also wanted to teach myself PHP and online database skills for my day job as webmaster at the CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility.

This site is a work in progress. I have many changes planned for it, when I get time in between planning a wedding and working. Things such as a forum, an image library an more. I may rope in a few of my friends and give them the opportunity to write columns for this site. For now, it's just me.