Hello world!


Blogging is admittedly kind of old-school nowadays.

I might as well be writing notes on punch cards or uploading files to a BBS! Despite being passe there are definitely still a lot of benefits to putting my ideas on the internet. My main motivation is that publicly documenting things tends to mean that I do a better job in comparison to more private notes, and blogging makes it easier (for me) to stumble upon via future searches. Yes - it feels weird to make content on a site so I can later find my own content via google, but that's the way it works out best for me. ... Read More

Why did I choose eleventy / netlify?


This wouldn't be a tech blog without some obsessive navel-gazing, now would it? I doubt anyone really cares how this site is hosted, but just in case - here's my justification for choosing 11ty and netlify! I've been meaning to start a blog/portfolio site for almost two years now. I looked into all sort of jam stack solutions, thought about coding something up from scratch, and even considered just writing bare html. I didn't want to go with wordpress because that feels like a cop out (even though it is definitely the 2nd best option)

Ultimately I chose eleventy hosted on netlify for a few reasons: ... Read More