What's a sorbier doing here?
Arbre qui produit de petits fruits rouges.
Just a girl, trying to get by and find meaning along the way. My simple pleasures include spicy food, soft wool, and a fruity espresso macchiato.
Metaphysically: about this website
I have been around the internet and back — that is to say, I have made little internet websites for as long as I can remember. With the help of the Neopets HTML guide and Lissa explains, I created fluff sites on Geocities, Neopets, Zuup, and probably elsewhere that I can no longer recall. To dive into early web culture was to animate kaomoji GIFs, to enshrine inside jokes, and to blog about nothing important. It was pure fun through personal expression.
I mourned when Geocities shut down, forcing me to move to Tumblr. Though I love Tumblr for its dry yet earnest community, it isn't quite the same — so imagine my excitement when I discovered Neocities, Geocities reborn.
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20 Sep 2023A blog post about what to practice.
10 Sep 2023A new album on Groove Central.
31 Aug 2023A blog post about Convenience Store Woman.
25 Mar 2023Prep for second RPG session.
29 Dec 2022Move blog posts to their own page.
27 Dec 2022A blog post on using the two Julia packages Revise and DrWatson together.
10 Dec 2022A blog post on Helix.
9 Dec 2022Another short blog post on Advent of Code.
4 Dec 2022A blog post on Advent of Code.
24 Nov 2022A running log.
14 Nov 2022An RPG section and the first log.
12 Nov 2022A blog post, mostly navelgazing. Added an "email me" button to the bottom of all writing pages.
7 Aug 2022A blog post about keyboards.
28 Jul 2022The cost of community from commercial spaces essay.
27 Jul 2022Added a status section to homepage.
25 Jul 2022A cute bubbly web layout.
22 Jul 2022A quick blog about today's New York Times crossword.
15 Jul 2022A quick blog about today's New York Times crossword.
14 Jul 2022A few sentences about me.
13 Jul 2022A blog post about de-Googling and a blogroll. Reorganised webpages, finally fixed the "text is too tiny on mobile" issue that's plagued me for weeks (dastardly-placed typos begone!), and switched to system fonts.
4 Jun 2022A phone background I made.
3 Jun 2022A quick blog about today's New York Times crossword.
1 Jun 2022A music log and a colour scheme that's much more fun.
29 May 2022Font update: thicker for easier reading. Small stuff: typos, broken links.
29 May 2022The joy of exactly enough essay.
28 May 2022A completely new (and simplified) look. It's dark, for easier reading.
26 May 2022Identity through consumption essay.
25 May 2022Self-referentially, about this site and this changelog.
24 May 2022On writing, RSS feed, blog page.
9 Apr 2022Site created. Hello, world!
I am not a designer in any sense of the word: I have no formal training, natural instinct for colour matching, or understanding of typefaces. The best I can do is to listen to the experts and, as a fallback, trust my own dubious taste.
My main goal for this site is readability, so the body text is sans serif, set in a large font with reasonable line spacing. Each line is not very long. Markus Kohm insists on this idea in the documentation of his LaTeX package, koma-script, by in turn quoting Hans Peter Willberg and Friedrich Forssmann.
The practice of doing things oneself has long been widespread, but the results are often dubious because amateur typographers do not see what is wrong and cannot know what is important. This is how you get used to to incorrect and poor typography. [...] Now the objection could be made that typography is a matter of taste. When it comes to decoration, one could perhaps accept that argument, but since typography is primarily about information, not only can mistakes irritate, but they may even cause damage.
I can't argue with such conviction. The website is set in system fonts, for fast page loading.
The colour scheme on this website is minimal. I like to read text on a dark background, but I also wanted some fun. Though I tend to be conservative with colours in daily life, like with my clothing, I love purples and pinks. Where else can I choose them with abandon, if not my own personal website?
I built and tested this site primarily in Safari on MacOS (also tested on iOS). If something doesn't quite look right for you, I'm always happy to receive a message.