It’s five years and a thirty-seven minutes today since I hammered out those momentous first words on this blog:

2004 December

I started the blog primarily as a space to host podcasts. How irony!

It’s been a blast. Great way to reflect on things, get feedback, etc etc, you’ve heard it all before about blogging anyway, but it’s true. Thanks to everyone reading this.

I must especially thank James Robertson, whose talk at SPA 2004 helped explain what blogging is really about.

Update: Digg celebrates its fifth birthday. I never noticed Digg started the day after this blog. If only I’d added voting …