Tag: meta

New Look

Part of the reason I’m leaving Facebook is to spend more time on thoughtful content here on my site. I was never completely happy with the old theme but I left it in place for quite awhile. Recently I


I recently came across this collection of drawings by Julia Evans. This one resonated with me: trick: talk about statements being wrong, not people being wrong. (“that’s not correct”, etc). We’re al


I’ve been thinking a lot about how to preserve some of my thoughts publicly and what form this site should take. My misadventures with WordPress on the now-defunct breddy.net left me with a bad taste in my mouth for PHP frameworks and I remain skeptical of publish-platform-as-a-service offerings like Medium, Tumblr and Facebook. Twitter is too limiting for reasonable discourse.

Site Architecture

The way it works is I have a bunch of Markdown that gets processed by Hexo and synced to an S3 bucket. This is a process that was ostensibly made mainstream by Jekyll but is now supported by a lot of different tools in the same genre.

Back From the Dead

After what was probably the third or fourth battle with hacked WordPress installs, someone finally completely sunk breddy.net. I’m changing strategy and using static files in AWS.