June 8, 2020

I’ve decided to start a new site. I intend to use this as a place to write about things that interest me, with no particular adherence to any theme. Let’s see where this goes.

I also intend to keep this site simple. Text and basic formatting, running on a small server. No tracking or ads. No JavaScript, as a matter of principle.

Currently I’m building this using hugo with a custom theme I wrote for my first and concurrent brain-dump pure-hack.com. It’s hosted on a small OpenBSD server, to keep the levels of bullshit low, and management easy and efficient. I’m toying with the idea of making pure-hack.com a dumping ground for actual software, while this site can serve as a pool of thoughts of varying refinement.

Why? I don’t really have the taste for web things. Networks are fun and interesting, but the web is a bellowing tyre-fire that I want no part in. I’ll tolerate it where I must, and it serves some purpose. Nonetheless, I want to put thoughts and my own references somewhere I can access easily, and have a place to write things which are on my mind. So here we are.