This site is built with Jekyll and Sass, using a bespoke theme. I use a few plugins, including jekyll-assets. (Previous versions of this site were on Svbtle, and before that, WordPress.)
The header typeface is Merriweather; the body uses Lato.
I code and write in Sublime Text, do a tiny bit of image editing in Acorn, and make the occasional diagram in OmniGraffle.
Site hosting is provided by Netlify; source hosting by GitHub. (The repo is private so that I can save drafts to the cloud without effectively publishing them; but if you’d like to see my Jekyll source, I’m happy to share.)
All the content is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-ND 4.0) that allows sharing with attribution for any purpose (but does not allow derivative works). Take my stuff—just give me credit, and don’t mess with it.
The compass was my original icon at Svbtle (back when it was invite-only and Dustin Curtis was pixel-fitting custom icons for each new writer). I had wanted a globe—to indicate a grand perspective and world-changing ambitions—but someone had already taken it. I ended up liking the compass better.
The compass represents exploration and adventure. It is a reference to navigating uncharted territory, without a map. It is a tribute to the great navigators of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, who charted the world so that we may travel it safely. And it is an allusion to having a moral compass, or more generally, having abstract principles to serve as a “true north”.
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