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Built using Eleventy with smol-11ty-starter from Stephanie Eckles. I wanted something lightweight that I could evolve over time.

Hosted for free on Netlify.

Content is compiled from Markdown files and an external feed from my newsletter site.

I use KaTeX for the occasional equation in posts. This is, by far, the largest dependency but with some smart Nunjucks filtering it’s only loaded in pages that use LaTeX.

The following Eleventy plugins make RSS, syntax highlighting and some DOM manipulation easy:

Notes, posts and book reviews are automatically generated from GitHub Issues using some basic GitHub Actions.

Fonts & Icons

I’m getting into fonts and expect to adjust these. For now I’m using YoungSerif and IBM Plex Sans & Mono.

The little icons for posts, notes and books are picked from Tabler Icons and loaded into the page using eleventy-plugin-svg-sprite.

Layout

The multicolumn, “scroll” layout is courtesy of Breck Yunit’s novel work.

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