Ash's Archive

The archive contains pages from the old Jekyll version of my blog. These are mainly for reference, as I'm consistently embarrassed at every version of myself prior to the exact present. Despite this, I've enabled tags on archived posts, so they will show up alongside current posts. I've currently disabled the Atom feed for the archive, as I don't expect I'll be adding anything else.

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If you haven't figured it out already, this blog is not intended to be a project where I'm afraid to say something simply because someone else may have said it better elsewhere. I think that mindset, which I've operated in too often, is a huge barrier to actually thinking creativ…

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Terminally Enthused

I get into cycles. I'll discover a great new productivity tool, then abandon it, then rediscover it months later and try to integrate it with everything, wash, rinse, repeat. This is maybe to be expected, given my clinically short attention span and fascination with the shiny and…

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Missing Persons

I've been thinking more about what I want this blog to be for me and others, and I've been thinking even more about why Github Pages is set up the way it is. It's a very convenient place for programmers and web developers to showcase some basic skills and get a free jumping-off p…

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To Analyze Or Not To Analyze

I'm currently contemplating adding Google Analytics to this site, for the sake of being able to track visitors. The benefits are straightforward: I love attention, so I'd love to be able to see visitor stats. The detriments are that I'd have to compromise my principles to some ex…

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Hi! I'm Ash. Welcome to my blog. This is going to be a bit of a journey both as an author and a beginning web developer, given that this is the first website I've produced since high school. I'll be using this as an opportunity to learn some tools like Liquid (to work with Jekyll…