New Theme for July 2020

I decided to switch Hugo themes, from Kiera to Mainroad. I wanted a theme with a sidebar and more options to tweak. I had a lot of trouble installing the new theme, as there was a bug which turned out to be due to Netlify having a known issue with Hugo themes. It took me quite a while to find out the cause, which this overly chirpy Netlify Support Engineer summarized as follows:

Testing Quotebacks

The web is still a very young medium, and it has been influenced more than anything else by print media design. There is so much more that can be done with text on a screen than is being done today. Citations, drawing, chat, speech-to-text. There are opportunities everywhere, and the bar is low! If we are serious about unlocking the value of knowledge we should consider how to improve every part of the knowledge production stack, and that includes reading.