Colophon

This site is built to host my ideas, and store lessons that I have learned so I can access them at a later date. Much-inspired by Memex (though, a poorly-implemented Memex), this will evolve to store many of my ideas, and make them public.

Because of this, content is rough, not carefully-reviewed, and often poorly written.

Technical Details

Do you also enjoy building websites? Below are the details of the decisions I've made in the course of creating this website. Let me know if there is something I could improve.

Type

So, for Mac users I've set this site in SF Text, by the nameless type designers at .

For Windows, we'll go with their system font, Segoe UI – a font I spent 4 months staring at while I worked on the Microsoft account at an advertising agency.1

This was originally set in Lucida Sans, and might someday soon. But I needed more legibility. This afterall is a site about the reader—not my undying thirst for novelty fonts hidden inside everyone's computer.

Programming

This personal site is built atop the enterprise grade, Bodybuilder blogging platform, which I've created for myself. I will be open sourcing the brittle code very soon.

With this platform I am able to spin up sites fast as Markdown, and woosh them up to the web as HTML flat files.

I am using Makefile as my build system, due to the influence of my great teacher, David Chambers.

Engaging Users

For the buttons () I am using Firebase to store the counters and the aforementioned blogging platform to simply and easily add new ones at my choosing.

They are reset each week, with the hope of people coming back for Fresh Buttons on a weekly basis.

  1. Segoe, interestingly, is a nearly 1:1 knockoff of Frutiger. What a great font to use on my site!