About this site

This is the personal blog and website of David Yates, a record of my thoughts and the things I do that may be of interest to others. It is unrelated to the country of Spain.

I post a few different sorts of things here. My day job is in information security, and involves a lot of technical futzing in code and config, which I do plenty of outside of work as well. I write instructional posts on things I’ve managed to figure out.

I have a long running passion for indie games, especially those of a narratological bent – I’ve even made a few. I review games and other things like books and webcomics. I also write general posts about subjects I find interesting, usually related to internet culture, programming and tech. There’s some short fiction here too.

If you’ve got something you’d like me to review, or a topic that you’d like me to write about, let me know in an email, and specify whether you’d like to be credited with the suggestion in the post, should one result. I do not accept guest posts, but you’re welcome to reply to me through email or webmentions.

Stalking options

You can mail me at [email protected] with pretty much anything and I’ll do my best to respond. I’m also on Twitter, eternally reaching for wit. And I have a Github account full of abandoned code and a Steam curator page with some game recommendations.

Site info

This blog is powered by Hugo, a fully featured, flexible static site generator written in Go. Previously, it ran on Ghost – you can read about that transition here. It’s hosted on a Digital Ocean virtual server instance located in Amsterdam. DO is a great service provider – affordable prices on scalable virtual servers, and manageable through a far less complicated interface than certain other providers.

The theme is a custom thing I hacked together myself. It’s not publicly available, but my old one is. I use these fonts: Montserrat, Noto Serif, Noto Sans and Source Code Pro.