I first started Geekgirl’s Plain English Computing in 1997. I gave it a coat of paint around 2000, but now I’ve embarked on a way overdue makeover. This time round, I’m rebuilding Geekgirl’s from the ground up, using the wonderful WordPress blogging platform and the luscious Station theme from Woothemes.

On this site I’ve consolidated the old and my blog,, so you’ll find articles from both sites relocated here.

Links may be broken, but the content is still here

I’m afraid I’ve had to move all the content around. If you’ve bookmarked pages in the past, some of those links will be broken. I’m sorry for the pain, but you should be able to find anything you’re looking for using the comprehensive Article Index or the search box you’ll find in the sidebar. The article index contains a neatly categorised, up-to-the-minute listing of every article on the site; there’s a link to it at the bottom of each page of the site.

Email and a community of commenters

As always, I welcome your feedback, corrections and questions via email, but please note that although I read it all, I do not have the time to respond to it all. I try to respond as often as possible, but I get several hundred emails a day and I have to attend to the two jobs that pay my bills before I can tackle the Geekgirl’s inbox.

A big change with this site is that you can now post a comment on any of the articles. If you need an answer to a question, that’s the way to go because even if I can’t answer you directly, one of the other Geekgirl’s readers may be able to do so. This is already happening in the comments on several articles and I take my hat off to those of you who have stepped in to answer questions from other site visitors – your assistance is much appreciated.

A state of flux

Things are still very fluid around here, while I try to finish transforming all the old content into its pretty new form. Please bear with me during the changeover, and feel free to contact me if you can’t locate something or if you’d like to give me some feedback on the new design.