After many years of terrible procrastination, I finally sat down and decided to publish a blog.

My original plan for this site was to use a custom blogging engine I had written on top of Camping. But I realized that I was spending a lot of time trying to perfect that rather than launching.

It was a cool project; it did a few things that I felt was lacking in other blogging systems. But while I was working on that, I wasn’t actually writing. My users – potential readers – don’t get any benefit from a blog that doesn’t exist.

So I decided to spend the last week quickly designing a new layout (the old one had too much brown!), polishing things up, and getting things done. I’ll still finish up that blogging engine, but for now I’m using Jekyll becasuse it does almost everything I need.

(Admittedly, I’m also a fan of Jekyll’s simple architecture. Combined with GitHub Pages and, it’s a very elegant solution to publishing.)

So, here we are. I hope you’ll find my writing enlightening, or at least entertaining. And if you’re working on any projects of your own, remember: Perfect is the enemy of the good. Launch now.

And we have lift-off!


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