My First Post in 2022


I recently did a major re-write of my site. The most significant change being the adoption of the Pug Template Engine. A side-effect of that adoption is that I'm able to write this post in MarkDown and have it auto-convert into HTML when I hit Save.

Pretty damn cool.

This is something that I've wanted to figure out for a while now, because writing blog posts in HTML isn't the friendliest experience. Being able to write my blog posts in plain MarkDown lowers the barrier for publishing my thoughts. Hopefully this will incentivize me to write more in the future.

Pug Conversion

So far, I've converted a few of my main pages to Pug, as well as my previous blog posts. For a lot of the one-off pages, I'll probably just leave them as HTML. Converting them to Pug would just add an extra step if the page itself is already complete. So I might be done with this conversion sooner than later.

(If you're seeing this post now, I've already published my site re-write, lol.)

The initial setup of Node.js and Pug was a bit of a pain, but its one of those situations where once you get it going its incredibly streamlined.

Projects: What's New?

I've been pretty busy in 2022 so far. I'm working on a few projects that I can't say too much about at the moment. I've been learning Blender (both the 3D aspect and the video editor), learning Python (I wrote some scripts to help me automate this stie too), as well as making more 2D and pixel animations.

I'm working on putting together some animation demo-reels soon, so that's something I'm excited to show off. I've been animating a lot lately!

What Else?

Not sure at the moment. If I think of anything else to say, I'll write up another post.

Bye for now!