When I set out to build this site, I had just a few modest goals: I wanted to be able to share my photos and videos, post the occasional sound clip, gather things into collections, keep track of what I’m reading and watching, and share a little writing from time to time. I figured it’d be easy — after all, I’m a software engineer, it’s 2018, there’s open-source software all over the place, and I’ve been building web apps for close to 20 years now. How hard could it be?
Definitely way harder than I imagined, for sure — mainly because of how huge these photo and video files can be. Coming up with a workflow that didn’t require a full afternoon just to post a few snapshots or clips wasn’t easy, but I did it, so I thought I’d make a little video about it.
Incidentally, I haven’t yet open-sourced all of this stuff, but there’s really no reason not to, so check back here (or keep an eye on my GitHubs) for updates on that front.