From the very first post, this blog has predominantly been a space for my techy side. I’ve written a fair bit about Python and software, with a rather occasional and brief diversion into something personal. Even my annual goal setting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and reviewing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) posts have always been professional, since I work as a technologist.
It probably won’t surprise you, dear reader, that there’s more to me than this. Sure, I really like software, and write some of it in my spare time as well, but I also do other stuff. And I like sharing some of it no less than I like writing about technology. I’ve always done so in specific communities—forums, Slack workspaces, Discord servers, and Telegram groups—but all the copy/pasting has gotten more and more tedious over time. The one forum I still frequent has at this point lost several of my posts, which was quite disheartening and demotivating.
For a long time now—maybe a couple years—I’ve toyed around with the idea of setting up journal-like blogs for some of these other interests. Bicycling and motorcycling are the two main ones, and I’ve wanted a place to post ride reports and wrenching write-ups that I could link to in those other communities, saving myself some effort. But I’ve never actually managed to set one up, coming somewhat close once in a half-hearted attempt to backport that moto thread to a Notion based blog, which I ended up not liking all that much.
This week, on a brief road trip up to California’s Central Coast, I decided to stop trying so hard to segregate these different things I want to share and just merge them all together. It’s unlikely that anyone will be offended by a more authentic me, and certainly no one is under any obligation to read any of it anyway.
So you can look forward to more variety right here, on the only blog I actually want to maintain. (And in the still rare newsletter issues.)