Welcome ...

Welcome ...

This blog is being written on the exciting new blogging platform Ghost. If you want to know more about Ghost have a look here http://ghost.org.

So what are we going to talk about?

Oh, just about anything - some specifics might be data science, dogs and their training, horses, technology, gardening, SQL and Tableau ... and life in general of course.

Sounds confusing

Pciture of confusion

Yes, well, if that seems a bit diverse and sounds like it could be very confusing, that's because it is, but there is method to the madness.

Method to the madness

I tend to keep a lot of bits of information scattered around in a variety of places round the web and my infosphere. It might be on a specialist blog, it might be in a Word doc on my laptop, it might be in an email or a Facebook post. I've often thought it would be a great idea if these were all kept in one place instead of all over the place. Then if I'm looking for something I only have one place to go to. This blog is the my attempt to do this. It works (hopefully) because of two things ...

How Ghost handles tags

This has been covered in my why I love Ghost post, but basically Ghost lets you present tagged posts as if they are all part of a single blog - it's simple and brilliant :). Want to find my SQL blog - try here :)

How to Google a single site

Not too many people know this, but Google lets you limit your search to a single website if you want to. You just have to use the syntax site:website.com keywords. For example

site:muddydogs.life context switching

Would find you all my entries on context switching.

OK, I admit this one it a bit of fudge and is simply to make up for Ghost not having a search facility yet, but it works and it lets me find things I need :)

UPDATE: using a custom theme, I now HAVE builtin search, just click the magnifying glass on the upper right :-).

Time and forward referencing...

The more astute amongst you will have noticed that I've managed to reference articles in this post that in theory I hadn't written when it was published. That's covered by this, also forward referenced, post on Wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey and has nothing to do with Ghost allowing you to edit posts after they are published .... honest ;)


You'll notice there are various quotes at the bottom of the posts. There's not any deep hidden meaning to them, I just like quotes. They may or may not be relevant to the post.

Enjoy :)

"The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't." (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

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