etoast.me

About Me

Hi, I'm ExaltedToast, and I'm a distributed systems engineer. My hobby is thinking about things, such as:

Sometimes, I put those thoughts down in text.


Why this site?

In The Pragmatic Programmer, David Thomas and Andy Hunt argue that "Don't Repeat Yourself" isn't about code. It's about life. As a mentor, I've noticed that I repeat myself quite often on various subjects. I wanted a place to deposit some of the ideas that come up a bunch, so I could just link it and call it good. This site is an evolving repository where I share whatever I feel like.

My operating rule of thumb is that if I feel like saying it thrice, it's important enough to make public.

Also, I just happened to have a spare server lying around. May as well make a website with it.

How did you make it?

Static sites are generated with Eleventy, and served with Nginx. You can read the source code on the Git Repo.


Resources

There are a few resources that have been greatly influential to me. Hopefully some of them can help you out too. I also put quite a bit of information in my writing, see the Learning section.


Socials

I'm not really a fan of social media, and I'd rather keep this fairly flexible and unprofessional. As such, all I'll really link here is GitHub.