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Redesigning my WebsiteNovember 12, 2020

Most things I've designed looked like I was an engineer. But over time things have improved!

In the last few months, I have spent some time off and on redesigning my website. It originally started as an exercise to practice doing some design work in Figma, and it quickly turned into a full-blown re-imagining of my website. As any great engineer knows, you haven’t built it right until you have rewritten it 3 or 4 times. And while I did not replace the underlying engine of my website this…Keep Reading

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A build time draft state solution for markdown in gatsby.

The problem After completing the rewrite of my personal website using gatsby, I started migrating all my content from my old website to this one. In the process, I remembered that Jekyll had a way of indicating that a post was a draft, and thus should not be included in the final built version of the website, but would still show up while developing locally. I went searching for a similar way to…Keep Reading

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Doing what an engineer does best, rewriting.

My personal website originally started as a blog built with ghost, the blogging platform. It was simple, easy to use, and had a web-based authoring experience. But I began to feel its limitations in terms of customizing my themes as well as adding other sections, such as projects, or books I’ve read. I switched to using jekyll and did a fresh rewrite. I chose a theme and customized it to work the…Keep Reading

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