My name is Derek Murray, and this is my blog. On this page, you can find out a little bit more about me and this site.

About This Site

This is the most recent incarnation of my web presence, which started in 1999 as a collection of recorded dreams and song lyrics. It became a blog before I knew what a blog was in late 1999, and I switched to using Blogger in early 2000. Then, in January 2003, I started using a homebrew CMS that was coded in PHP and used MySQL. Though questionably advanced for the time, the absence of modern web standards, a management interface and other mod-cons led to switch to Wordpress in April 2006. Who knows what sort of CMS I’ll be using in another three years!

Writing this has reminded me that one of the features of a previous site was “The DerekMurray.co.uk Story”, which told, in excruciating detail, the story of how the site had evolved from redesign to redesign. I hope nobody remembers that.

Contact Me

If you’d like to contact me, the best way is to take my forename and surname, stick a period between them, append “@gmail.com“, and then write an e-mail to that address. If that doesn’t make sense, then I fear for the level of discourse that you’re intending….