Whoah! Over a year since I posted updates! Selling our house and all our stuff and moving into a van is time consuming! In that time I've had a chance to re-evaluate some of the choices I made when starting this project.
I decided to take the plunge and over the last few months I've been slowly getting up to speed with the language. There is also the extra hurdle of learning .NET but this opens up a bunch of useful libraries which I'm now ready to explore.
As part of learning F# and some associated tech which I may need I've rewritten this blog to generate HTML using F# and some libraries like FSharp.Literate to ensure code in articles actually runs correctly.