This blog is assembled from haml, markdown, css, and javascript using nanoc, and hosted on netlify. I’ve tried using other static site generator packages, but to be honest I know how nanoc works and how to get it to do what I want.

Design and Images

Background image is from subtle patterns, and everything else is (probably) made from scratch.

Blog design is an ongoing thing. Previous designs influenced by Derek Sivers and bsag, current design also based on J Zhao, Robin Sloan, and Spencer Chang.


Headings are in Cooper* from Indestructible Type. Cooper* is “a meticulously researched, historically accurate revival of the Cooper series designed by Oswald Cooper and released by Barnhart Brothers & Spindler in the 1920s.”

Body is in Vollkorn, a “free and healthy typeface for bread and butter use”. Usage is inspired by Robin Sloan’s use on his website.

Code and monospace is in Inconsolata by Raph Levian.


This colophon is based heavily on Robin Sloan’s own colophon, which is both more extensive and more interesting than my own. We all need things to look up to in our lives.

For far more information than fits in here, see my site design notes.