James’ Take on Skype and Family

Tonight my brother and I had a chat via Skype, it was great, plus our families got together on the video. I blogged about this sort of thing before, technology making a real impact on people’s lives and making a difference to how they communicate.

I think James had a think about all this and he blogged about it. His words are touching and for me ring very true. Nice blog post mate and I think others should read it too. So go and check out The Gray Matter and James’ take on Skype and what it meant to him.

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Welcome to the Migrated Blog

For those following me around the Web you will know that I had a blog on The Gray Matter. Well I have flown the coop (pardon the pun) and found a new home on WordPress.com, and you have found it.

I should explain why I have moved. James and I had a lengthy discussion, that was the first thing. What came out of that discussion were a couple of things. One was that I clearly had different ideas about the site, the blog and what I wanted to do. While I only made suggestions to James he did feel that I was placing a bit of pressure on him. That’s the last thing that I wanted to do. The other thing is that James is a very busy person. He has a growing family, a job (part time but takes full time effort), doing a university degree and as a side thing he manages a home network, web server, email server etc. He doesn’t need to feel any pressure from me. The move is entirely voluntary and James and I are still talking. In fact there was no argument at all. So coming here means that I can generate as much traffic as I like, I can play with HTML a bit, and do my thing.

James did offer to set me up with my own site hosted on a server, while this idea was a good one, it didn’t take him out of the picture. I would have had to rely on James for trouble shooting and code stuff-ups. So after a lot of digging around I have ended up here. There is enough control of the site to be able to do what I want to do and it makes it easy to do it, just right. Plus it uses open source software and I am supporting that community, which for me is a bonus (plus James would like it ;)).

I will continue to support The Gray Matter, James runs a top site and I will contribute from time to time. James has just updated the site with a new very fast server and it will continue to evolve. Hope that all goes well for you mate.

The other thing is that I am really excited about doing my own blog on my own site in my own way. I like WordPress and I am learning the features so visit often. Better still subscribe to the RSS Feed.

I hope that you enjoy the Rooster’s Rail.