who helps you?

It’s Ben Helps. What gave it away? This is my home for all things personal, as well as where I take notes on my tech development projects (public and private).

This serves as a quick and rough place for me to jot down my thoughts, personal and otherwise; as my CV; as a simple place to practice my website hosting tweaks.

If you’d like a simple website developed, make your case to me. As this is only a side income earner for me, I don’t take on many projects.

My development platform of choice is WordPress. While in the past it was nothing more than a simple blogging platform, recent versions have shown marked improvements – more so than my long time favourite Drupal. Given it dominates the market on quality free themes, it’s easy for clients to understand, and it can auto apply security/plugin updates it’s a shoe-in for website projects.

While not an expert I also have some experience setting up home automation. My own home has smart power sockets, lighting, blinds, IR control (for TV, a/c), motion/climate sensors, voice assistant (for intercom, house calls, voice activation of devices), and auto actions triggered by the all of this.

My blog is simply somewhere for me to get my thoughts down from time to time; I truly do not care if not another soul reads it.