The Elegant Chaos Blog

February 09, 2018

For the first time in a long while - possibly ever - I have the time, the space, and the funds to work exclusively on my own software.

It may not last forever, but whilst it does it is fantastic, and I’m really relishing the chance to start with as much of a blank slate as I can manage.

As part of this process, I’ve recently been examining some basic assumptions, and thinking the unthinkable: maybe I shouldn’t be working in the Apple ecosystem?


February 01, 2018

When I originally created this site, it had a “news” section, which over time mutated into a blog.

At a later date I realised that personal things and work things were getting a bit muddled up, so I split off the personal stuff to Born Sleepy. In doing so, I envisaged this blog going back to essentially just being a “news” service, and most of the posts were just announcements about software releases.

At the moment there aren’t really any software releases, however. In addition, Born Sleepy, which was supposed to be my personal blog, still ended up carrying a lot of technical posts, as well as completely non-technical ones.

So I’ve decided to re-organise things once again. It’ll keep you all on your toes, if nothing else.

As a result I’ve moved back most of the technical posts to this blog, and henceforth decree this as the place I’ll write about the technical things I’m doing. Born Sleepy will very much remain active, but will be restricted to non-technical things.

I expect I’ll end up changing it all again in a while, but let’s see how long this plan remains in force!


December 19, 2017

It’s been pretty quiet around here recently.

Much as I wish it was because I’d been lounging on a beach somewhere, sipping cocktails and generally chilling out, it’s actually because I’ve been spending most of my time contracting on Sketch, and it hasn’t really left any space for other projects.

That’s all coming to an end in a few days, as I’ve decided that it’s time to move on.

So with a bit of luck you will see the sleeping ~giant~, erm, minnow that is Elegant Chaos slowly come back to life.

I have a large number of potential apps in mind, but at this stage I’m in no particular hurry to settle on one of them, and in fact I may take a little time out before doing anything much. I might even lounge on a beach or two, but I live in the Outer Hebrides so I will be well wrapped up if I do.

That said, if you have a project that you think I’d be interested in, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


May 30, 2016

I’ve finally got round to moving my blog Born Sleepy over to Jekyll as well.

As part of this, I’ve been rationalising which posts live where. Originally both this and Born Sleepy were part of the same site, and when they forked, I retained all the old posts in both places for the sake of any old links.

Now though I’ve decided to retrospectively tidy things up a bit. I’ll attempt to add enough redirections that old article links still work, but the indexes for both sites should now reflect just the content that is relevant for them.


April 28, 2016

As you can probably see, this site has changed!

I’ve finally migrated it away from Drupal (I was still on 6!), and it’s now a static site built with Jekyll.

I’ve probably missed a few pages along the way, so please let me know if you spot a broken link or some missing content.