This whole article went over my head, but I just wanted to say that this is one of my favorite blogs ever, in terms of content and design. Seriously, the colors just mesh so dam well, and then there’s the crazy awesome stylization with the stickers and ASCII outlines that just make the page so satisfying the look at. The content itself can go over my head a lot of the times, but dam if I don’t read it anyways.
Please incluse some OpenBSD articles every now and then (: I just got started using it as my main OS and I love seeing people blog about it.
I’ve wanted to try and make my blog look and feel like my emacs config, and I think I managed to pull that off pretty well. I have the stickers on Telegram if you want to get the pack links.
I’ll add that to my list! OpenBSD isn’t something I’ve really dug into much due to a lack of experience (and to be honest NixOS has ruined me so much that everything else looks lame). I have a huge backlog though, writing this novel (the screenshot is some of the planning I’m doing for it) has been a massive time sink but I hope to have something out by fall of this year.
Your emacs config looks fantastic! How do you nail down a design and get it looking so well? I’ve always had trouble with that and usually take someone’s pre-existing config. As for the stickers, definitely send a link to the pack.
Here’s all 3 packs:
I really just use evil-mode with gruvbox-dark. If you want to mess with a version of my emacs config, boot this in a VM and press alt-e to spawn a new emacs frame. alt-shift-enter spawns a terminal and alt-numbers switches workspaces. The browser in that ISO is luakit (alt-p to open dmenu). I have other key binds listed here.
As for how the website works, I just got lucky with hack.css existing and managed to finagle it into using a gruvbox dark theme. A lot of my other sites use gruvbox.css (for an example see here or here). I try to aim for that sweet spot between minimal, hackery and functional. I think I’ve done the trick, but it’s mostly been on accident.
I have my personal API rigged to auto-post everything to Lemmy, so following this community is probably one of the best ways to keep up to date. I also have a infrequent newsletter in case you want to read from the stuff that I didn’t really think was good enough for the main blog. I’m considering moving that to my main site somehow, but that’s effort and I’m feeling lazy.
Same to what exactly?
the first paragraph
Things I find interesting. Also where a bot will link all my new articles. Feel free to have discussions in the comments.