There have been many reasons why I haven't been here.
Over the past year work has been an on / off thing. Trying to sort that out has taken up way more of my time than it should have. At the moment even though I'm not in a permanent job I am at least happy and for the most part stress free which is a good thing.
This positive mood has had me put some serious work into a project that I have been working on for over 20 years. It's a cryptographic thing and I don't know if it's any use to anyone except myself but I'm happy to have concluded both the method and the research. This again has taken up serious amounts of my free time and it doesn't quite end there. I now have to typeset and publish my work, both things I'm looking forward to.
I bough the LaTeX book (above) a few years ago for this very project. Having worked through some of the early chapters I'm confident that diving back in isn't going to be as daunting as starting from square one. Although I'll still mostly fill my free time doing this the pace will be slower and so I can start finding time to dedicate to other things, this blog included.
If you're still reading this blog after my long absence then thank you.
There will be much more to see from now on.