what is this site?
It's a collection of mini-essays in QuestionAndAnswerStyle. It's LinkOriented.
how does it work?
It uses WikiWords for links and markdown for syntax (although MarkdownIsntPerfect).
why not write a normal blog?
why does it have so little styling?
It's an attempt at a TechnologyAesthetic. It's also very easy to implement with Semantic UI CSS.
what's the deal with the emoji?
It's an EmojiSummary of the current page.
See also EmojiRenderDifferences and WikiDesign.
can I run my own?
You can! This project is on GitHub and it's available as a Docker image.
This particular instance is automatically deployed using watchtower, and you can see the current version and uptime at /version.
can I copy the content?
Yep, content here is licensed CC BY-SA 3.0.