An Ode to the Personal Website
This website exists, I can be sure,
because you requested its
contents, and a server responded with
this unique sequence of bits.
But if I stop and ask myself
“why is this site really here?”
I cannot fathom the origin,
except perhaps too much beer?
It also may be possible
this site is here because
Lifehacker tricked me into believing
owning a domain was all the buzz.
My first rendition of this site
was hosted by someone in flannel.
Their service was superb and I got
to play with my own cPanel!
But over time I found myself
tinkering with the server less and less.
It became clear that what I needed
was a static site, not express.
I would also be remiss to omit
the part this site once played,
in shaping my online identity
doing side projects, hoping to get paid.
But now I have a stable job and
what once was hosted here
has been moved to a wide range of profiles
in the inter-blog-web-sphere.
I no longer want to host a blog,
or code, or my resume,
and I cannot help but think I may
deprecate it all one day.
For the present, if you want,
you can catch a (small) glimpse of the past.
Checkout commit 4f8dc36
for some songs I like to blast.
I sometimes feel guilty for hosting
a site that is just a collection of links,
but then I check out Reddit
and realize “yep, most of the internet stinks.”
Though you may not know much more about me
than when you started reading,
I hope this poem offered something
to break up the day’s proceedings.
I wish I could say “come back soon!”
with any sincerity,
but the truth is (yep, you already guessed)
updates here are a rarity.
So for now, I bid adieu,
and leave you on your way.
May the internet treat you well,
if not always, at least today!