A new beginning

3 months ago, 3 min read at 437 words

It's been a while since I've updated my personal web presence. Today I'm launching something a little more maintainable.

Over the years, I've had ...let's just say, different types of sites. The last one being a cartoonish version of everybodies "favourite" operating system.

Although I lose track, is macOS even everybodies favourite operating system these days?

Far be it for me try something a bit more simplified then. This time I've gone for something that can perhaps last the long term.

At least, I hope so!

For a while, I've been fascinated with the idea of having a digital OS or playground.

Wait, scratch that. I've been fascinated with the idea of having a digital space I updated semi-regularly.

(Cue Drake pointing meme).

This new take has mostly been inspired by the excellent Julian Lehr's website and friends closer to home, such as Tom Bates.

So what's it all about?

Well, this isn't quite a "portfolio", more so a way for me to keep tabs on my work activities and offer information for those interested. Think of it as my personal Notion or Roam Research. The only difference being, it's a lot more curated. A lot less clutter ...hopefully.

That's another thing. Recently I've been experiencing a bout of burnout. As my energy has slowly started to come back in peaks, I've thought to myself, I want to declutter my mind in general.

Where better to start than my personal website?

At the core of it, this website will evolve over time. I wanted to retain some cool things like being able to navigate with the keyboard and making it a little more digestible on the eyes (dark mode).

You may also notice the version number and a changelog. This is one of those things I'd usually consider a bit gimmicky, but I thought it'd be interesting to publicise what changes over time.

Overall though, this website exists on the principles of simplicity and low maintainability.

I've also purposely not included social links. Perhaps over time, I can transition to my own space as opposed to Twitter or My Space.

Maybe it sounds silly, but yearning for a simpler internet in many ways. GeoCities vibes.

Finally, I'd just like to touch on accessibility. I've filled the site with quite a few keyboard shortcuts, but in general the monochrome approach and future ability to tweak reading options is just the beginning.

It's a wider effort to make this website easily read by anyone and everyone.

Anyway, let's see how long this is a thing.

'Til next time!