it's been one year since i wrote that this website is the closest thing i have to a home, and it rings even more true now that i'm back crashing at friends' and family's places. anyway i've been tweaking some stuff for the past few days and i ended up retiring my original homepage. the photo it displayed, a color-inverted close-up of whatever weird rock i stumbled onto, was taken all the way back in 2009, although i unearthed it much later, when i began to pick what mattered in my life and when i started building this website actually. 3 years & 2 days ago according to the first git commit. and so it was time to say goodbye —but don't worry, i'm still into dizzyingly abstract pics.
another thing i did was removing many links from the critique navigation bar, because i'm slightly more interested in long texts (and their sharing) than end-of-the-year lists or some movie theater writing project i finished in 2015. the new bar is lighter and the links got moved to a short index.
nonetheless i debuted a best games list. old memrrtiks die hard.
also in the critique part, i tried my hand at caching a few pages, mainly the rencontres catalogue of the movies i watched, games i played, etc. the django cache framework is versatile and efficient. the movies page used to load in 10+ seconds because of the heavy database request and ensuing html formatting, but now with a cache (which clears after 24 hours) it's mostly seamless. so cool.
on the blog side, i decided to close off the comments. when i designed the blog 3 years ago, i wasn't sure about what i would be putting out here. time and psychoanalysis made clear that writing and publishing were a big part of my thought process, as a (tentative) way of exhausting a certain state and then move on. it doesn't abide with the asynchronous, everlasting dialogue encroached in comments, so off they go. i guess i should note that mostly i remain fine with plain talking.
there's a few other itches i scratched, like making the critique illustrated lists a bit more mobile-friendly, removing the one-liner tokens from the default critique journal, rewriting part of the homepage texts (the debord quote is not going away anytime soon, though)...
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