This is an example of a WordPress page.
Just kidding, but it’s been a while that I’ve written an about page. None of them were decent or funny. But I won’t stop writing one every few years.
About the author
This is the website of Florian Anderiasch, a Software Developer from Munich, Germany. Hi!
I’m going to spare you the details, but most of my time is spent building web applications or other software, poking servers, creating open source software, playing games or ranting. I rant a lot.
Around ten years ago I would have written “About the webmaster”.
In the late nineties I might have written “wEbMaSTeR”. Well, maybe I did. The times they are a-changing. I’m also not wearing any online gaming clan tag in front of my nick anymore, nor coding in VB5 or using AOL.
In 2011 I wrote:
In 2014 I wrote:
Now it’s 2016 and this paragraph needs to be shorter again, so here it goes: less Lua :(, same amount of Python, a lot of Java, no PHP at all, learned some Rust, revisited OCaml after 10 years (it rocks now) and still haven’t had a chance to use a lot of Go. JS/node can still go die in a fire.
In addition to the links in the footer there are some places I visit:
- winks @ Pinboard - quite active
- winks @ LibraryThing - somewhat active
- winkz @ reddit - quite inactive
- wink @ stackoverflow - quite inactive
- wink’s soup - abandoned, because…
- wink’s multiplex - I built my own
- No Instagram, Flickr, WhatsApp, and app.net is dead
About this website
This awe-inspiring website was originally made with Hyde and Vim. Both choices were to a small degree inspired by posts by Steve Losh, although I’ve had read about Hyde before and had used Vim for ages. But in both cases his excellent articles tipped the point.
Technically speaking, most static site generators transform Markdown to HTML and in m case a Makefile does all the plumbing. Not fancy at all.
In January of 2015 I switched over to hugo because of the faster page generation, the better docs and there being an actual community. I still use Vim exclusively for updating though.
For blogs I’ve used Wordpress, Serendipity, and booq, which was my guestbook-turned-blogsoftware that’s been live in version 2.0 as early as 2002. I can only guess 1.0 was some horrible mess. My guess is that I’ve looked into 3⁄4 of all at least semi-popular weblog engines written in PHP, Python, Ruby and Perl, yet never used them in production.