This site is being remade and I won't be updating this for a while. Expect a lot of broken links, design and functionality. If all goes well, things should be stable by the end of 2022. Thank you for understanding.

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Trying This Personal Website Thing Once Again

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Since the pandemic began, I’ve remade made my site dozens of times over with reach redesign lasting no longer than 4 months. While some redesigns were rather impressive, I abandoned many others which are wasting storage space.

Even worse, there’s a lot of redundancy as each new redesign would copy from a previous redesign only to be abandoned once again. Repeat this dozens of times and you have 1GB of code in thousands of files to whittle down.

Doing that will take a long time so I’ve decided to start my site from scratch and add in things over time. Not like it would affect much since nobody reads my work, but you should expect a lot of dead links that will take a long time to fix. Cool URLs are supposed to last forever, but I guess my stuff isn’t cool yet.

As I’m cleaning things up, I aim to get at least one note out a day. I made the notes before hand so it’s just a matter of scheduling in the future. These notes will consist of:

  • tidying up and republishing the many posts I’ve written over the years,
  • finishing up the dozens of drafts I was too scared to publish,
  • sharing and commenting on all the media and links I’ve come across, and
  • writing on one of the many thoughts that come up.

As bad as the site’s information architecture will be, consider that:

  1. I’m not a librarian so I don’t know how to, and
  2. I’ll hopefully get better at it over time.

In this iteration of my personal site, I hope to adopt the digital garden model where I cultivate my content and site design over time which requires me to write more. There’s a chance I’ll have the same problems as before, but I hope I won’t.

I expect this to take until the end of 2023. As I’m doing this, you can follow this site via RSS.