Hello. I’m Parker and this is my website. Previously, I posted links to interesting pages and (very) occasionally wrote articles of my own. One of the things I dislike about the web is how ephemeral it really is over the scale of multiple years. Because of this I’ve archived the old version of this site here.
For this new edition of prkr.me I hope to post a little more frequently. Moving away from art directed posts should help make this easier to do. Topics will probably include all the stuff I’m interested in: technology, books, science, music, philosophy, etc. I’ve also decided to start posting photos on my site. The concept here is to select just a few pictures that represent some of my best work. If you’re interested in seeing more pictures check out my Flickr page.
Ultimately, my goals are to get better at writing by doing it more often and to use my posts as an opportunity to think more thoroughly about topics.
If you want to say hi or have another comment or question you can email me here park...@gmail.com. I apologize in advance for the captcha but I figure not many people will email me and I’d like to minimize spam for now.
I’m also on the intertubes in other places.
My old site was on Wordpress with a custom theme, but I decided that good ol’ WP was overkill for my needs. I’ve caught the static website bug and it seems like all the cool kids are using Jekyll for that these days. I’m using a few plugins to bend wild type Jekyll to my will, mainly for paginating categories (thanks to R.J. Lorimer) and for slurping in Flickr photos (thanks to Keith Marran). You can view the source on Github if you’re so inclined.
Most of the code typing happened in Sublime Text, powered by my trusty old MacBook Pro of Mid/Late 2007 vintage. In case you were wondering, an SSD makes a big difference even on an old SATA1 machine. I’m looking forward to a Haswell MacBook Pro though.
I’m licensing all the content produced by me on this website under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license. The background images I use are either my own or in the public domain (according to the Wikimedia Commons, where I get them from). Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns on this front.