This blog is 20 years old today. My first post ever was My first job ever. 20 years later, this is my 2545th post.
It’s tempting to write a philosophical piece about the meaning of it all, and provide some grand perspective. But there is no overarching narrrative to this blog. It’s just been a place to write things and connect with people in various ways.
Here are some popular deep cuts you might have missed over the years:
- 2005: Myst island birthday cake: the most famous of the many family cakes we’ve made.
- 2006: Sue and Ned’s Excellent Adventure: dinner at the White House with the President.
- 2008: CSS Homer, animated: a goofy exploration of what is possible.
Often I write about what’s going on with my autistic son Nat:
- 2016: Walks in the morning: giving him what he needs when situations change.
- 2018: A complicated weekend: the struggle is real.
- 2018: Money for cotton candy: it’s not all struggle.
Of course, there’s lots of Python and other technical stuff:
Looking back 20 years at the early posts, many of the things I liked and linked to are gone. But for whatever reason, the puzzle-makers, geometers and type designers seem most durable. Here are some that are still around (and mostly look their age!):
- Clickmazes: online mazes and puzzles.
- Tom Van Vleck is a computing old-timer, a few decades more than me!
- Xaos is a great Mandelbrot viewer.
- Luc Devroye’s Type pages: many many many links about type.
- Letterhead Fonts: vintage-looking type for sale.
- Bill Cutler Puzzles: physical put-together puzzles.
- Omniglot: the online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.
- TwistyPuzzles: an overwhelming variety of Rubiks-like twisty puzzles.
I’m not sure what else to say about 20 years of blogging. I’m still doing it.