Meta Update 3
You’ll have noticed that I’ve redesigned the blog somewhat. The main changes are a new (sans-serif) typeface and the replacement of the sidebar with a menu at the top. What hasn’t changed is the focus on content, the brutalism and the reliance on plain HTML and CSS. I hope it strikes the right balance between innovative art museum caption that doesn’t understand itself and free software blog of impenetrable simplicity and few readers …
It’s been a fine six months for the blog. Here are the most viewed posts published since the last meta update (that is, December 4th 2021):
- What Made World of Warcraft’s Environments so Compelling?
- How Bad Is QWERTY, Really? A Review of the Literature, such as It Is
- Decomposition and Problem-Solving
- Why Rome?
- How I Track My Hour Balance with a Custom org-mode Clock Table
- The Atemporal Franz Kafka
- Gradually Migrating Python Code to asyncio
- How I Make Dungeon Synth
- Does Human Purpose Have Anywhere to Retreat to?
- Doubts about Track Record Arguments for Utilitarianism
The first three reached the front page of Hacker News, which has the usual effect. But in importance of subject-matter, I’d put (9), (6) and (10) on top. In comprehensiveness, (2) is in a league of its own, though I think (10) is pretty tightly argued. In practical usefulness, maybe (5), (7) and (8), though it depends completely on what activities one’s engaged in.