When you meet a master swordsman, show him your sword. When you meet a man who is not a poet, do not show him your poem.
- Rinzai

I wish for myself to practice, to develop something technically beautiful, and to make it public.

To that end, I am crafting this site, such that I find the tools I used to create it, the templates and code used, the actual markup, and the site itself are all attractive to me.
I believe technical beauty, like quality, is a fractal property – if the markup looked like something barfed out by Dreamweaver, or the haml used to write it was hideous, there is a loss of quality, even if the page renders the same.

That is my purpose for this site.

However, you may be wondering what purpose you have for the site.

I strive to write clearly, succinctly, and about topics which are interesting and worth thinking about. By reading what I write and judging what I create, you will necessarily learn more about me – and about yourself.

I do not know if you are a swordsman or a poet, so I am presenting both and you may decide which is worth looking at.