The web design and pages for my personal website.
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<h1>About Me</h1>
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<img src="https://www.kirsle.net/static/photos/ff7ec4f5.jpg" class="img-responsive portrait" alt="Kirsle"><p>
&#0164; <a href="/contact">Send me an e-mail</a>
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<h2 class="mt-0">Hello world!</h2>
<p>My name is <strong>Noah</strong> and this is my website, where I primarily keep
my blog. I'm a 30 year-old software engineer living in Los Angeles.</p>
<p>My interests include programming, creative writing, various forms of what could
be loosely defined as "art," including some dabbling with 3D modeling and
Flash animations. I'm a "high functioning introvert," and when I manage to
get out of the house, I like to go hiking with my dog and my partner. For
several years I could be found at Disneyland every couple of weekends.</p>
<h3>Music Taste</h3>
<p>I don't listen to music much, instead tending to work in silence, but when
I do, these are some artists I'm into recently (links open to a YouTube
video of a song of theirs that I like):</p>
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAS5Z1GvxrQ" title="Tearing Me Up">Bob Moses</a>
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExVtrghW5Y4" title="Sweatpants">Childish Gambino</a>
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPfJnp1guPc" title="Young Dumb &amp; Broke">Khalid</a>
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP4eqhWc7sI" title="Lust For Life">Lana Del Rey</a>
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S95INavMofc" title="Beacon">RY X</a>
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wycjnCCgUes" title="Feels Like We Only Go Backwards">Tame Impala</a>
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<p>I'll add more when I'm motivated.</p>
<h2>Geeky Stuff</h2>
<p>This website is open source. I wrote the back-end in Go this time at
<a href="https://github.com/kirsle/blog">kirsle/blog</a>, and my front-end
template files are readable <a href="https://github.com/kirsle/kirsle.net">on GitHub</a>
too. But those aren't very interesting.</p>
<p>Having learned to make websites in the early 2000's, I think we should
return to the days of <a href="http://dynamicdrive.com/">Dynamic HTML</a>
instead of these overly bloated web applications. My website speaks <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol">HTTP</a>,
serves <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML">HTML</a> pages, has <code>&lt;form&gt;</code>s that actually <code>POST</code>,
and the little bits of JavaScript I add are to enhance the experience slightly.
My website works fine with all scripts disabled.</p>
<p>I somewhat miss the earlier Internet days when websites had background
images rather than racing to the bottom with simplicity. My website has been described as
"hipster," but I like it this way, and it's
<a href="https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer">HTML5 standards compliant</a>.
Usually.</p>
<h3>Privacy</h3>
In this post-<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden">Snowden</a>
era, maybe we should be more privacy conscious. Kirsle.net does not use any third-party
advertisements or analytics tools. I <a href="/do-you-need-to-store-that-ip-address">don't want to know</a>
your IP address, either. My website handles its own blog comments, rather than
using something like Disqus, which invades your privacy as you visit the websites
that use it.
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