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American PHP developer living in Basel, Switzerland. I run a global team of developers building the technology that powers EXACT Sports in Chicago.
Why I set my personal site up to look and feel just a little like Twitter.
As Twitter began to degrade, I got to thinking about the value of owning my own content. I've tried maintaining my own sites before. Blogs, portfolio sites, tutorials, etc. But it's rare for me to find the time to really put the love and attention into a post in that works well in that context.
I'm drawn to Twitter because I can fire off a quick tweet or two and say what I want to say and then move on. It's easy to do while I'm running tests, sitting on a tram, or waiting for my kid to get his shoes on. It doesn't require me to sit at my desk with a cup of coffee and a page full of notes.
So we'll see if this iteration of my site is a better fit for how I want to talk to the world. I think it is. Time will tell. Either way, it was kind of fun to build my own personal Twitter over the course of a weekend. It took about 6 hours thanks to Laravel, Tailwind UI, and Filament. We'll see what another couple of weekends can turn it into.
In the mean time, I'll still be on Twitter a little. And on Mastodon a little more. And mostly here, I hope.