I use to write a blog on and off over the last ten years, but I haven't in at least the last three. I stopped due toweird technical reasons more than anything, but I also worried I was just remixing or regurgitating what I read too much without adding too much original.
However, I did miss it as a running record of my thoughts and things I found where I was forced to write down my thoughts (often wrong or bad) about whatever I found out.
I found this old screenshot of the old blog:
It is distinctly of that time; some noteworthy things even from this old screenshot:
- Podcasts are big business. now truer than ever
- Adele. Where's Adele...
- Anything about Chess. I got into chess a lot for a period of 6 months (never got good)
- Blog uses a CMS The blog used a custom CMS I wrote I believe, but now this blog and almost every other blog just users static HTML generators which is better in nearly every way
So, now here's this blog. I'm trying to get better at writing, capture my thoughts to see how they evolve and have a place on the internet that is controlled by me without the influence of my employer, ads or terms of service.
Here's a picture of a tree that I cut down recently:
I didn't actually really consider if cutting down a dying tree in a suburb is really axiologically correct to do.