This is the personal blog and website of David Yates. Subjects covered include tech, hacking, indie games, webcomics, the internet and whatever else I feel like writing about. It is unrelated to the country of Spain.
I have a few different sorts of things I post to this blog, and I try to vary up the content quite a bit so that I don’t get bored.
- My day job is in information security, and like to think of myself as a hacker in the old sense of the word. I write instructional posts on how to accomplish certain things.
- I have a long running passion for indie games, especially those of a narratological bent. I’ve even made a few myself, but most of those are quite old and embarrassing.
- I enjoy a number of webcomics, and review them from time to time.
- Every now and then I make posts about internet culture, programming and software.
- I also write the occasional bit of short fiction.
If you’re interested in all of those things, just start on the front page and keep reading till you run out of posts. Each article has handy previous and next links for just this purpose.
If you’d like me to write about specific, let me know in an email, and specify whether you’d like to be credited with the suggestion in the post, should one result.
This is where I’d put a row of circular social media buttons if I didn’t hate them. Have a list instead:
- You can mail me at [email protected] with pretty much anything and I’ll do my best to respond.
- I try to be witty on Twitter here.
- And then there’s also my Github account and Steam curator page.
Some information disclosure:
- The 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 AWS.
- The theme is a custom thing I hacked together myself. It’s not publicly available just yet.
- Fonts used: Montserrat, Noto Serif, Noto Sans and Source Code Pro.