I’m a big fan of static sites and simple servers. These pages are generated by Zola and served by a lightweight static file server of my own design. HTTP requests (which these days are almost always RSS readers) are being redirected to HTTPS by another small program I wrote. The intent here is to keep things as simple as possible — so the site is fast for you, and cheap for me:
Everything except embedded videos is hosted right here, so you don’t have to wait for third-party content (or tracking devices) to load. I use HTML preload directives to help your browser fetch resources before they’re needed to render.
Everything is served directly from disk, gzip compressed, and never generated on the fly. So you don’t have to wait on some ailing database.
My website respects your privacy, does not set cookies, and does not track you across the web. I log your originating IP address and user-agent header (should you choose to send one) only temporarily, to help me diagnose network issues and defend against certain kinds of attacks.
Posts related to the production and upkeep of the site are filed under colophon, so you can use that to get the latest updates if you’re curious.