About

About welshtroll (the person)

Hello I’m Kris, I’ve been using the name welshtroll online since around 1998. I’m a 30 odd year old application programmer I live with my wife and our son in sunny Wales. When I’m not at work I’m either sorting out a website or playing some form of game. Check out my Gaming page to find out more information about what I’m playing at the moment.

About welshtroll (the site)

I’ve been running a website named welshtroll.co.uk since 2000 when I made my first attempt at proper website design. Needless to say it was limited but I learnt alot of skills while attempting to add that 105th GIF to my gallery page. In 2003/2004 I decided to try out PHP and slowly built up my website using that language to add custom features, running the website was as much a learning experience as it was a blog. Between then and the end of 2005, there were numerous versions of welshtroll, each better than the last. 2006 was an awkward time as didn’t have the time to keep updating the site with new content, sadly the site was hit by a script kiddie, who failed to do any damage save creating a index page that was never shown. In 2007 welshtroll.co.uk returned, slightly more polished and with some ideas to drag it up-todate with new and interesting technologies.

In October 2008 I decided to move my blog over to the WordPress software. So far, so good.

As of Jan 2015 my hosting is now provided by another UK based firm Vidahost, who I’m migrating my hosting and domain handling to.
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