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Slowing down

May 22, 2018

And I find myself slowing down and not having much to add here. Having gone through the trouble of creating the site, I'm feeling kinda done.

Made a bare-looking site and a tiny blog! yay me.

Stripped Down

May 11, 2018

How stripped down could I make the site? All the pages – remove all navigation except a link back to the home page? You want to navigate, back the hell up.

At that point all commonality on the site could just be "linking to the same CSS file."

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Wait, why here

May 9, 2018

Maybe the idea of having a "web presence" here at my real name is silly to begin with. Blogging here, etc. Maybe this should be my own little world, my private space, and I should make other sites under not-so-identifying names.

RSS

May 7, 2018

Some folks have been talking about how much better RSS was than the current nightmare of out-of-control social networks.

First of all, they're about 95% correct. The world of RSS was way better than our current world. The 5% where they're wrong,...

The GSK's DNA and ancestry services

Apr 28, 2018

So the Golden State Killer was found through DNA relatives on an ancestry site.

First thought: The cops can compel an ancestry site to look through their stuff for a match to a criminal?

Maybe, maybe not, but that didn't happen. They submitted...

Jason Lanier on What Went Wrong With The Internet

Apr 24, 2018

We Won, and we Turned Into Assholes.

Great talk about the internet that was, and the internet that is, and how the one degenerated into the other.

I've seen people share this and say it was great and a must-read, and it absolutely fulfilled those expectations. Very thoughtful.

Also, in some parts, disturbingly pessimistic.

Facing unpleasant reality

Apr 23, 2018

The next thing I'd like to do is make the site look a little nicer, with colors, and so on. Fact is, I don't know how. I can go in and tweak hex values, but that doesn't get me anywhere I want to get.

I think I might be able to get a nice color...

Let's link this

Apr 20, 2018

OK, I'm going to put a link to the blog on the front page. I still am not super clear on how the blogging extension does its thing, and what I could do to make the layout, etc, work better. But here goes.

Progress

Apr 16, 2018

Progress continues on the site. I've been messing with all those gory ruby details… installing it in various places (my macbook, dreamhost, a digitalocean droplet I'm considering using). What version of ruby? Install with rvm or rbenv or something...

What Happened

Apr 14, 2018

Well, there used to be this web site here right? It was for my illustration work, and it had about one zillion images up. I had put it together in 2010-2011, and I was posting an image a day for a long time (mostly old images I had lying around,...