The Newest Iteration
All in on Remix
In this current iteration, I went full in on Remix. When Remix was announced last year, I bought myself a license for my birthday. It's billed as "a full stack web framework that lets you focus on the user interface and work back through web fundamentals to deliver a fast, slick, and resilient user experience." This is exactly what I was looking for! As a developer, I often find myself gravitating toward custom solutions as a way to understand the underlying technologies of what I'm using. Of course, outside of my hobby projects, this isn't always tenable and so a framework that feels like a "return to the basics" was really attractive.
Around the time I released this redesign, I also celebrated my 30th birthday. I've been a little anxious for the last year leading up to it - have I accomplished enough? Am I "on track" with my career? I felt out of focus and not at all confident in the direction I was heading. A few months ago I started this redesign using Remix and I was really enjoying it, so I joined the Discord channel. It's a large community of people excited to learn and contribute and I want more of that as I go into this next decade. The "tech" themes of my thirties are going to be community, commitment to knowledge sharing and writing, and just making some new friends! It feels appropriate to release this new site as a kick-off.
I have big plans for this site and a lot of that revolves around more content. I plan to write more tutorials and articles and share what I've learned. I'll be adding an RSS feed and hooking up ConvertKit for emails. Don't worry - I don't write enough to spam you, yet! Currently, I'm just using static markdown files for the blog and project files but I'm playing around with moving these to a database (right now, I am not using a database at all).
If you're interested in this site's performance, checkout my Metronome scores here.