a new beginning! i decided my old site's design was too convoluted and i didn't like how it looked. i'm going to try to keep the website almost entirely plain-text for simplicity's sake. perhaps i'm different from most people my age in the sense that i like simple websites. i hate when i ask a question and get a link to a blog with hundreds of popups or when i'm looking at a page and my adblock's statistics show hundreds of blocked ads and trackers. why?
i didn't have many articles on my website before since i didn't write much. after switching to gentoo, i have plenty to write about. maybe one day when school doesn't take up all my time i can try out linux from scratch or freebsd/openbsd. i've used linux for about 1 1/2 - 2 years now, and i've learned a lot. most of which seems obvious to me, but roman zolotarev makes a good point:
"something that is obvious to you is not always obvious to other people, and something that is boring to you might be fascinating to someone from a different culture or who is new to the topic." if my writing or code helps someone else, then i've done my job. i'm not a great writer, but i'll still try to write regularly, whether it be about linux or something else. hopefully one day all my projects will live here.