I've Seen - April 28, 2018

I’ve seen tears fall
From the face of a giant,
A hint of desperation
In the pleas of a king,

An attempt to forgive
The guilt-tripping violent,
Their genuine surprise
That neither learned a thing.

The wishes of a mother
Remain whispers in the wind,
And the riches of the world
In the words of humbled men.

Fooling With Famitracker - March 28, 2018

Here are two tracks I made in FamiTracker that I’m actually a bit proud of! They were probably written back in 2011.

You can check out the raw .ftm file here, which you would open in Famitracker to see all of the notes laid out.

Same as above, you can check out the .ftm file here.

Back In Business - March 28, 2018

It’s been a few years since I’ve touched my old site. I’ve learned quite a lot since then; I’m no longer reliant on JQuery, and I’m obsessed with crazy-fast response times. The perfect time to start over from scratch.

Here’s a rough outline of what’s powering Poeticodes now:

  • Hugo: A versatile static-site generator that supports several different templating engines.
  • Forestry: A content-management system designed specifically for Hugo & Jekyll, so that it’s easy to update in the future.
  • Turbolinks: This essentially AJAXifies the entire site. You’ll no longer have full-page loads when navigating, which takes an already-pretty-fast static site up a few notches.
  • IPFS: With every git push, a hook script runs to publish and pin the entire site on my InterPlanetary File System node, because a decentralized web will be the future.

Together, it creates a ridiculously fast website with over 100+ pages that I can easily manage and will survive the crash of our centralized internet.