What's it all about?

This is a personal blog, and it's not really being written with much of an audience in mind.

Common topics may include: photography, music, books, and travel.

Credit Where it's Due

  • This site is built using the static site generator Zola. It's pretty fab.
  • Its layout was initially based on a fork of Joe Clay's Seventeen Cups of Coffee (github repo). This helped fill in the gaps in my knowledge, and I'm super grateful that the code for generating this site was fully openly available.
  • I'm using Netlify for hosting. A website update is exactly as smooth as a 'git push'.
    • Additionally, I have started to use Azure Blob Storage for some hosting of larger resources, simply to avoid having my git repo blow up to too large of a size, thanks to too many images.
  • Email subscription uses a combination of Azure Functions and Socketlabs, glued together via a custom library.
  • I'm using slick for image carousels (the ones with arrows that fade between pics.)
  • I'm using sort-table for dynamically sortable HTML tables.

Web development can be a bit messy, and it is not my forte, and everything else is my own html, css, javascript, saas, shortcodes, macros, and markdown.

Thank goodness there aren't too many technologies to master.