About this blog

Sometime around 2004 I wrote a website called Origami-Tips. I developed it in PHP, and it was pretty nice for its day and age. The site, which you can still browse on the Internet Archive presented a gallery of Origami models I folded and designed, as well as specific tips and larger articles.

Somewhere near the end of my degree in Physics and Computer Science, I started writing more technical articles. Not just about programming, but also about learning Japanese and anything else that was of interest. For this incarnation, I opened up a blog on Blogger.

In 2010 my interest in writing decayed, in part because of a wonderful full-time job and the birth of my first child.

Now, in 2014, after a second child and more time at the same incredible company, I’ve decided to start writing again.

Where are the comments?

Short answer: there are none.

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Some of the links here are affiliate links. Buying a product linked this way may result in me getting some money. I never have affiliate links to products that I don’t personally use and recommend.

Update September 2019: I will slowly remove all affiliate links from the site and will keep it completely demonetized.

Technical Details

  1. This blog is created using Jekyll.
  2. The theme for this blog is Minimal Mistakes.
  3. The blog is hosted on Amazon S3 with Amazon CloudFront serving as the CDN.
  4. Hover is in charge of the domain.
  5. Piwiki tracks the analytics. It’s configured with maximum privacy in mind.
    • Update Septemeber 2019: I removed all analytics.
  6. Fastmail handles all of my personal email stuff.
  7. Mailchimp sends the email newsletter (you can sign up here!)

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