Well, looks like I’ve finally got round to getting a blog up and running. I’d been thinking for a while about writing my own scripts to do it (in PHP or Perl) but I havent had the time. I’ve been too busy creating the system responsible for this for BBC News.
Working for ‘Auntie’ is great. After a long haul, trying to start a business in writing software (Smibase – Synchronised Multimedia publishing system : database/PHP driven SMIL : it works too!) and riding a financial rollercoaster, I decided to jump ship (a week before it sank!). So, now I do what I do best for the people I’ve always wanted to work for! And I love it.
Still renting a converted saloon bar in Islington with my lovely girlfriend Jo, a fake cat and a robot dog.
BBC News Maiden at Victoria: What you see here is coming direct (and LIVE) from a camera in Victoria Station. I did the BBC News 24 content and underlying Shockwave, XML, PHP, MySql and flash backend for journalists to generate content for this.