Seeing as this is to be the first of many posts to come I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about why I am bothering to blog at all and what I hope will come of it. First of all I suppose this blog allows me to practice my writing as I publish whatever ideas I may have, or to communicate whatever useful knowledge I happen to have. More to the point, it will help me better retain what I have learnt and become more proficient at communicating that knowledge when relevant, for instance as an apologetic.
I hope this may also serve as a fertile deposit for ideas which later may evolve into papers. Ultimately I hope this blog will help my portfolio.