Continuing thoughts about the “static blog”

After some deliberation, I feel there’s no point in either (1) keeping a separate static-only blog and this blog, or (2) keeping two separate WordPress blogs, because

  • I don’t have the mind space for that. It’s straightforward to have one place for everything
  • If I did want to have a place for code snippets today, they would either belong in a shared dynamic environment, such as repl.it or nextjournal.

So, I’m going to rely on Categories to keep different posts siloed away, and see how that goes …

Previous, unpublished post:

(Found this in my drafts folder, might as well throw it out …)

I’m still thinking through this … when I first looked around, I thought Tumblr was a good candidate for the sort of “snippet-heavy” (gists, quotes, screenshots) that I anticipate throwing into my static blog.

Given that WordPress is actually something I use (for this blog, right here!) and the fact that a new “block-based” editor/design just rolled out, I’m now wondering if I should import my existing Tumblr into a new WordPress blog and just use that instead.

It’ll mean I’ll have two separate WordPress blogs … but that doesn’t seem too bad. This raises the obvious question of … why not have just one blog? Well, because they seem different (in my head, anyway): one is more of a “semi-organized summary of life and interests”, while the other is a sort of “scrapbook of anything connected to programming, computing, commentary and snippets, bits of explorations”.

Anyway, I’ll decide something soon (I hope!)

Monthly Curations: April 2019

Interesting links: April 2019

The lost city of Thonis, in the Bay of Aboukir

Monthly recap (April 2019)

Driving through a wall of fog on an weekend trip to Half Moon Bay (the temperature dropped ten degrees on the other side!)

Major updates:

  • Couple of hikes with Shivi and Tara, including one over-ambitious one
  • Tara had her first surgical operation 😦 … an endoscopy … and it turns out she has to be on a gluten-free diet, forever.

Minor updates:

  • Misadventures with filing taxes, due to some TurboTax “feature” that led to me printing out and Fedex-ing out my returns on literally the last day
  • Bunch of weekend meetups with a bunch of people, some of them after a long time.

Watched/read:

  • Umbrella academy” on Netflix
  • Gully boy” on Netflix
  • Two shows by Gad Elmaleh (Huge in France and his standup)
  • Vice” (bought the movie on Amazon)
  • Finished listening to “Sapiens
  • Finished reading “Deep Work

I realized if I actually want to write anything here other than the “monthly update” style stuff, I want to be able to write little snippets — but also, I don’t always want to add a title. And it should be possible to stop writing at the end of a paragraph, like this one.