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Gwulo in 2023

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 02/05/2023 - 15:03

It's time for the annual round up of what happened last year, and a look at plans for the year ahead. In summary:

  • 2022
    • Gwulo's big news in 2022 was finishing the website upgrade. It took a lot longer than I expected, but it means the site is now in good shape to keep running safely for several more years.
    • Thank you as always to all the patrons who support the costs of running Gwulo, and to all the contributors who have added to Gwulo's record of old Hong Kong during 2022.
  • 2023
    • I'm excited to be taking part in this year's Hong Kong International Literary Festival, leading a guided walk on 9 March and giving an illustrated talk on 11 March. I hope to see you there - please keep the dates free and I'll let you know once tickets go on sale.
    • Volume 5 of my books will be published this year.
    • There won't be any major changes to the website's structure this year, though I'll need to keep working on some remaining bugs, and the regular maintenance still has to be done.
    • I'll be posting to the website about old photos and their stories, and curiosities found while out and about. I hope you will too!


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