The Landscape has Changed

3 November, 2020

Ever since the creation of my site, I've wanted to have a blog. I finally have the time, and the result is what you see here. I'm aiming to post extremely occasionally - mostly long-form content about computing, design, and other fun stuff.

My aim with the design - which takes clear inspiration from a variety of other sites online - is to be simple, but not overwhelmingly so. In my opinion, a lot of blogs nowadays chase after a trendy minimalistic aesthetic to the point of unusablity.1

If you've visited this site before, you might notice that some other stuff has also been changed. Being the perfectionist that I am, I wasn't really happy with the site's design from the moment I made it. In fact, I pretty much scrapped my initial design and started over again before uploading anything.2 I'm still not completely happy with 3.0, but it has to be finished sometime - right?

I had a few goals in mind with this endeavour:

I'd say I succeeded with most of them, but I'll probably disagree with myself come six months. Hopefully you find it better, or at least equivalent. I'm not sure how well a new blog will work out with my meagre social media presence, but I'd like to say I've tried.

I'm not a fan of the "2020 sucks!!!" cliche - partly because it was a much better year than 2019 for me, and partly because many of the struggles that it's known for have always been taking place for the underprivileged. But I can't deny that things aren't looking good. Inequality is rising, authoritarianism is looming, and the future generally looks uncertain. The landscape hasn't changed, but it is changing. So take care of yourself if you have the means.

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