Yeah! Imagine having a personal web site, in 2023, on one's own hosting. Crazy.
okay but why
Because I'm tired of platforms demanding my trust and control over my posts. I want my posts to be free, and also periodically back them up to a json on my home computer.
I don't do much long-form writing but I've already done enough to justify having a better place to host it than my previous solution, having a folder full of pages that I just link people each time.
who even are you
I'm a hobbyist computer toucher in my mid-30s. I do light web and/or game development on occasion. I used to write comedic epistolary fiction on Self-Loathing Nerds, and now I do it on Derelict Wizard Yachts.
how can I keep up with your bullshit
Good question! Use the site's RSS feed if you're a big nerd (affectionate) or I guess just bookmark it and check it occasionally like a webcomic. Social media is in such a rotten state I don't do it anymore, sorry. I looked into it and email newsletters are not worth setting up because I am simply not going to post often enough to justify a bulk mailing service subscription or including a fucking legal address to please the FTC's worthless anti-spam laws.
that's a cool banner photo btw, under the green filter
Fictional documents. You know, like an epistolary novel. ↩︎
Yeah! That's a thing! Mailchimp and Email Octopus and such want you to rent a P.O. box or just casually doxx yourself, because idiots who don't know how anything works wrote that law. Email and robocall spam are the worst they've ever been but some asshole who wants to let you know she wrote a new post about computer bullshit needs to reveal her home address or get a physical P.O. box. ↩︎