A Grand Experiment

So, a mere three years after my old “life blog” stopped working, I decided to scrap it and start fresh.

In my quest to learn something new (more on that in a forthcoming post), I decided to give Octopress a whirl. We’ll see how it goes, but the content entry has gone well so far and the Octopress community has been pretty responsive to my requests. I just need to get used to the workflow.

In the spirit of openness, I’ve decided to host the new site on Github as a Github Page. This frees me up from worrying about hosting fees of course, but it also means this site can serve as an educational tool for those inclined to dig in to the work I do and want some introspection into the way I do it. You can view (and fork) the whole darn thing at your leisure.

Finally, I’m designing and building this site in the open and, for posterity, taking screen shot of the progress. The screenshots will go up in time as an animated GIF, but those of you who wish will be able to follow along at home or work, seeing how I typically piece together a site, layer by layer, using progressive enhancement. So far it’s just the content, but that’s what I preach: content first.

Now it’s time to get back to it. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.



  1. quite possibly the most mobile first responsive designed site i’ve ever seen. ;)you gonna post some aeropress tricks? i’ve been eyeing those myself. but until now didn’t know anyone with meaningful hands on experience with them.

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  2. Thanks ;-)We’ve had ours for a few months, but figured there was some good stuff beyond the basic technique. Intrigued by the upside down version.

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