I've moved my blog off of Wordpress — in part because of limitations with Wordpress.com's hosted offering — and onto a custom-built site.
I mainly did this to serve as a proof-of-concept for implementing a blog on the first primitives that come from Tanagram, a project I've been tinkering with over the past few months. Tanagram is, in part, a bunch of simple, transparent data types and functions that operate on those data types and return updated data. This, I hope, will make it much easier to build boring software — and that's a good thing! Most software ideas are essentially variations on cookie-cutter themes, and Tanagram should provide the setup and primitives to make the process of building software like that as quick and easy as, say, writing an essay.Continue reading →