New site

October 30, 2020 • 2 minutes

It's time for mikkel.ca to evolve. That seems insignificant for a simple personal portfolio site, but it's part of a much bigger change in my life. I'm moving on to bigger and better things, and I'll be using this site to keep a record of that journey. Mostly this is for my own benefit, giving me a trail to look back on and remind myself where I've been and what I've learned along the way. It's also for friends, as I've abandoned social media and am not eager to jump back into any of that.

I'll be documenting more about my journey and the reasons behind it in the weeks, months, and years to come. For now, the mundane details of the new site: I'm experimenting with the static site builder Zola. I've had a few iterations of personal sites using WordPress, and they've always stayed online for a year or two before a server migration broke something and I stopped carding. Hopefully the compiled HTML that Zola produces will be easier to maintain and archive in years to come.

I'm not sure yet what all I want to document here. I'm preparing to spend the next three months at the Recurse Center, so my immediate plan is to keep a running account of what I'm doing and learning there, a practice that I'll try to keep up after I've left (but not graduated). I'm provisionally setting up a few categories that I expect my blog posts to fall into:

I have a few other possibilities in mind, but we'll stick with those for the time being. Despite the ADHD point, I'm also trying to keep this post brief, so I'll close here and elaborate on some subjects I've touched on in the future.