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you might have noticed some changes to the site recently! i've made a few visual improvements i wanted to make since the website went live, that i had never gotten around to. the main ones are the font change (no more browser default monospace!), the improvements to the mobile layout, and the cleaner styling on blogposts.
these changes were spurred by a combination of reasons, but mainly my coming out of burnout, and nathan blair's posting about his new blog. some times you go to someone else's house and realize you've been living in filth and decide to do something about it. this website's aesthetic is early internet, not "website made by someone who doesn't know about css"
i also changed static site generators! i moved off of zola to sorg, a new (and slightly unfinished) ssg i made to fit a very specific requirement i have. sorg works off of a single org-mode file. i'll go more into detail on how it works at another time, but the general gist is that all the pages (/about, this post, etc) are different subtrees in this single file, and sorg parses it and splits it into separate html pages
im aware many people will think this is kind of a bizarre choice, and yes, it's not very traditional. but for over a year now i've organized my life using a single huge org-mode file, and i've found that having everything in a single file i can always keep open makes it much easier to see the status of things at a glance. i can collapse the subtrees i don't care about, i can narrow my view to a specific subtree, or a number of different things that make navigating big files very manageable, so it's not as big of an issue as you might think at first. this is what i usually see:
sorg doesn't have much documentation at the moment, but there's an example project with which you can probably figure out how it works
i'm not saying you should use this, but i like to work in this way, and i've been blessed with the knowledge of hot to shape my tools to my liking, so why wouldn't i c:
that's basically it! hopefully i can start writing posts again now that i've made working on this website much nicer for myself. i have a few posts that have been almost finished for over a year which i'll hopefully get around to publishing soon