Zinzy's website

Site

I grew up on the Internet in a time when social media meant writing comments on other people’s hand-built blogs. The sense of whimsy, coziness, and a beautiful lack of information overload are highs I have been chasing ever since. The Web 1.0 has instilled in me a deep appreciation for a small-scale, intimate, and friendly Internet made up of hand-crafted websites. This is one of them.

I’ve been yelling at Internet clouds since 1997.

Principles

What I put on here

  • I have one website detailing my personal and professional interests and endeavors
  • This space accepts my vulnerability, lack of awareness, and change of heart
  • It consists mostly of English language text

“Why does this site look… unfinished?”

I don’t know when you’re reading this, but chances are that, when you do, this website looks unusual in one way or another. As a designer, my days are made up of making decisions that benefit both the people who use my creations and the people who pay me to make them. On this website, all bets are off. I happen to love the way Times New Roman in blue looks against a white canvas.

Technical details

  • After almost a decade with Jekyll, I recently migrated this website to the static site generator Hugo. I like HTML energy, but I also like conserving my writing across many different technologies, apps, and frameworks
  • It lives in a private repo on Github, and is deployed via Netlify
  • It makes use of Tailwind
  • I write my private and public notes in a single folder on my computer, and collect publicly available notes in a Github repo
  • Currently, the software I use for writing is Obsidian, and I update the notes repo using Obsidian Github Publisher
  • Yellow Lab Tools gives this site a 100/100 global score
  • This website is a proud member of the 250kb club
  • This website is hosted green has been designed to minimise the energy consumption and CO2 emissions that result from navigating the Internet. Current emissions are available to view on Website Carbon Calculator.
  • It uses webmention, h-card, and h-entry IndieWeb standards

Unless otherwise stated, as per CC BY-NC-SA 4.0:

  • You’re welcome to (adapt and) share my work
  • If you share my work, please credit me
  • You may share my work for noncommercial purposes
  • Any adaptations you make, should use the same license

Privacy

I respect your digital sovereignty. I do not track your personal data nor the journey you take on this website or any others; this website is cookie zero. While I do my best to minimize this, please remember that, while I don’t track you, others might.

To do

  • Save highlights on website
  • Acceptable accessibility
  • Tufte-style footnotes
  • Guestbook
  • Photo blog
  • Restructure blogroll so that it’s one list with attributes
  • Make sure Hugo handles wiki titles as post slugs
  • Add tags
  • Webmentions
  • State for nonexistent wiki notes
  • Fix double build