I haven't written something on here in quite a while. Been busy with, you know, children. Also work.
The kids are bit older now and work is changing, so here I am. You might've noticed that everything looks different. Well, that's because it is. I left Squarespace and created my own static site generator in Python. I'm running a server and everything. Yeah, self-reliance! (Except for email. Fucking email.)
The plan is to release it on my github once all the kinks are worked out. It doesn't have a lot of features and you should probably not use it for your own site, but we can't have enough free and open software out there. I don't know, maybe someone else will be inspired to give the open web another shot? It's worth trying.
This homepage went from 3Mb on Squarespace to 36Kb with my own thing. A lot of that is the change in Fonts; I only use web fonts now and don't rely on outside stuff. It's a tradeoff, because I really like Futura. But some of it is less CSS overhead. The CSS for this site is in one file, as it should be. I don't think a purely text based site should make a dent in your monthly data plan. Computers are super-fast now and over the last few years we've spend that budget irresponsibly. Simple text pages should load instantaneous, no matter where you are on this planet.
I broke a bunch of links. I will fix that in the coming days. I just wanted to get the site up. You should subscribe to the new RSS feed.
I still don't have a comment section. I will never have a comment section. My homepage is not a platform, nor should it be.
The platform is the open web.
Work is changing. I've been with the same company for five years now and I feel the itch to strike out on my own again. I've worked on some side things and redesigned something for someone recently (#vague) that will be out soon. It was a lot of fun and a good indicator to where I want to go next. I'll have more to say once it's officially launched. For now I have to get the games and projects pages up and running. Onwards!