Personal Thoughts

Excitement - February 28, 2016

Time for a new post I think… My last post was more than 2 years ago and I haven’t really touched this website since. I’m hoping that will change.

There’s a lot of exciting things going on in my life right now - Sarah and I (and our puppy!) will start moving into our recently purchased house just two weeks from now. I am ridiculously excited. It’s in good condition, pretty large, and in decent proximity to both work and general stores. It will make for a very exciting blog post once we move in! ;)

Oh, and we’re gonna have a baby… Which is like new-house excitement times a kajillion. We’ll have a few months to get the house all set for the new arrival, but I don’t think there’s really any amount of time that will prepare me for all the excitement and ridiculous amount of responsibility that’s about to happen. I’m happy, excited, thankful, and nervous (terrified?) all concealed within my currently calm outwardly demeanor… That may change.

And along those lines, I’d like to start posting some pictures on here of exciting and fun things that are happening. I’m a little apprehensive about posting pictures here publicly - as anyone could steel them (but really, is that a problem?). I suppose I’ll just be picky about which pictures I post. :)

- Isaiah Hines

Initial Thoughts - January 30, 2014

Lots to say, but not sure if I’ll have time for it all. For a long time I’ve wanted to own a website with my own url (like this one). I’ve finally gotten my wish, because github supplies free hosting via a specially named git project and I was able to mess with some DNS settings such that the url that I own will show up in its place.

Anyway, the mechanics behind this website are pretty cool because of a tool called jekyll that provides some post-processing to my ramblings - creating lists and things like that.

So now my big question is what exactly to put on this site. Roughly speaking, I’d like it to contain projects I’ve completed, like games and small coding solutions. I also want to post some of my thoughts concerning larger projects that I’ve been mulling over but haven’t made much progress in. Finally, it might also be fun to make more posts like this one that just contain some random thoughts (like a normal blog).

I think it’s important for me to note that a big part of what I want to do with this site involves considerable infrastructure to how content is organized and displayed, so it won’t be as simple as just writing a few posts right away. Though after the infrastructure is in place I’d like it to be easy to write whenever I feel like it.

Also, code snippets:

#include <iostream>

int main()
    std::cout << "Hello World!" << std::endl;
    return 0;

Now that looks nice after tweaking the layout a bit. This should be fun! :)

- Isaiah Hines