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This is a collection of various information about this site in case you wanted to ask.

Production process

This site is powered by Eleventy and a bespoke self-built theme. You can get a modified and improved version of this theme called Bliss.

I write my posts in Markdown. I occasionally use HTML if Markdown fails to offer specific features I need.

Typography

I use a mix of serif and sans-serif web-safe typefaces available with leading operating systems. I decided against using custom web fonts. Instead, I based my typography choices on popular font families listed on CSS Font Stack, effectively saving myself from the analysis paralysis while browsing custom fonts online.

Styling

I use SASS / SCSS under the hood. Apart from normalize.css by Nicolas Gallagher, there is no third-party code, fancy tooling or CSS framework being used here.

Accessibility

This site has a modest set of accessibility features:

I tested the site with Apple VoiceOver screen reader on MacOS. I am vaguely familiar with WCAG guidelines but I do not claim compliance or declare any specific accessibility level.

Code / website hosting / infrastructure

Source code of the site is available on GitHub.

I use Vercel to host the site. I don’t use any Vercel-specific features though to avoid vendor lock-in.

The domain is registered via OVHCloud.

Since this site is essentially a set of pre-built text files, this setup allows me to use virtually any hosting provider. If Vercel ever fails on me, I am capable of migrating between providers with very little downtime. I can also downgrade to old-school SFTP-based static hosting.

Inspiration

The site design was inspired by many other sites on the web. Multiple resources influenced my design decisions behind it. Notable mentions include:

Licensing

Unless specified otherwise, all textual and visual content on the site is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

Unless specified otherwise, both code powering the site and code included in its content is licensed as MIT License.

AI transparency

The proliferation of tools commonly referred to as ‘AI-based’ is something I observe with curiosity, but I’m also not oblivious of ethical implications and long-term effects of using them.

This blog is built by a human and written by a human for fun and benefit of other humans.

That being said, I may use AI-based tools to:

I do not to use AI-based tools for:

If I use AI-based tools in ways that violate this section, relevant disclaimers are present alongside the content.

Note on using this site for AI training

I do not oppose against using my content for training AI models. I have no effective tools to prevent that from happening.

However, I explictly ask each and every entity that uses content of this site to improve their AI-based tools to obey the license requirements - including, but not limited to, crediting the original authors where appropriate.

This site is not authored, affiliated or endorsed by any company I may be personally affiliated with.

Any and all opinions listed here are my own and not representative of my employers; future, past and present.

All trademarks, logos and brand names are the property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only. Use of these names, trademarks and brands does not imply endorsement.

The content of this site is for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be legal, investment or financial advice.