New site, who dis?

Wow. It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this site. Things in my life have been very busy over the last few years. I’ve basically been heads down building and giving Railway everything I have. Non-Railway time has been dedicated to my family and friends.

The update of this site does not change that, but lately I’ve been feeling the itch to build. Not build anything in particular, but build for the sake of building. I’ve been wanting to get back to my roots and make something for myself.

In my early years of programming I would make things all the time. Just random projects that didn’t really have a purpose or a goal. I learned a ton doing that. After graduating that slowed down a bit, and then after joining Railway, it basically stopped. There always seems to be an exuse. Maybe I’ll have family visiting for a week so want to spend time with them after work. And then when I finally do get some free time, my execuse is that I should be resting or doing something out and about in the city (Montreal really is great).

Well, I’m tired of the excuses and I’m going to make time to build for myself. It starts with the creation of this new site. A place where I can share about what I’m working on in the simplest way possible.

The stack

My last personal site was supposed to be simple. However, it ended up being a pain to update and maintain. It was a NextJS site that parsed my local Obsidian vault and published files with specific frontmatter. I thought it was a good idea at the time, but I just never updated it because it was overly complex and I didn’t want to deal with it.

The new site is simple af. It is a static site built with Astro and is styled with Tailwind. Nothing fancy. Does this mean I will update it more frequently? Not sure, but hopefully. I already have a few post ideas.


I want to use projects to learn about things that I am interested in. A list I will be working through in no particular order is

There will definitely be more that I will explore, but this is a start. Hopefully I can revisit this post in a year and update the list with links to projects. I guess we will see.