Kawara

Within the range of rambles, this is of moderate length, expanding on my last few years and speculating on the next. The back button might be the way to go here.

When describing my time on the Pacific Crest Trail, I often say the defining motif was just how much time there was to think about time. After reaching the halfway point the trail flattened out. The most physically challenging sections were behind me. The difficulty ahead involved staying motivated in such homogeneous terrain.

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Simple-ish Sites

Never one to leave well enough alone, I’ve made some changes to my personal infrastructure since last time around. As always, it’s not the technology itself, but what it affords which is important. These affordances are not constants, and as the tech has changed over time so too has my position.

I’ll quickly explain the what, and then elaborate on the why.

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Simple Sites

I want my sites to be focused and simple. Just a bunch of plain text files, some images. I want to turn those files into a site and update them without having to deal with a server, or apis, or build processes. I want it to be a calm thing. I want to share my site peer-to-peer and not depend on a centralized hosting platform. I want it to be easily archivable.

Earlier this year I began working on Enoki, inspired by a few of my favorite tools. It creates static sites with js, using files and folders instead of a database.

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Dropout

I’ve been on the internet since I was seven or eight. Got my own machine when I was around ten, a hand-me-down. That’s also around when I stopped going to school. We lived in a small town of around 2500. With a connection the browser was truly my window to the world.

The internet felt really big then.

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