A Meta-Tour of This Site

A video tour through how I build the old version of this site

has been running a wonderful series of personal . The guest list features many of my favourite

and creators such as , , and .

At the end of 2020 I stopped in to show what this website looks like behind the Wizard of Oz curtain:

Tech Stack and Features

  • Built with , which uses for rendering and for data fetching
  • All posts (notes, essays, books) written with - allows me to write React components inside markdown files for extra JavaScript power ✨
  • I use the CSS-in-JS library for styling components
  • Responsive footnotes implemented with (no JavaScript required!)
  • with gatsby-theme-brain, and page previews adapted from gatsby-theme-andy
  • for tooltip popovers
  • Images hosted on to avoid the long build times when using
  • Deploys to directly from Github. Currently takes 4 minutes for the site to build and deploy. I have no idea if that's good or not, but I'll take it 🤷🏻‍♀️
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