It's quite a journey to set up your own website from scratch, but this is testament to the fact that it can be done. I have a few computer skills, not all that many, but I'm reasonably good at following instructions. If you are too, I'd encourage you to give it a go!

I'm keeping things as simple as possible because I have no other choice. I'll add new features as I learn them but have, as of yet, no real plan for this site except for it to continue to evolve as I do.

The set-up of the web server was managed with instructions (and a bit of help) from Derek Sivers who I heard interviewed by Tim Ferris. The text I'm using to teach myself more is HTML, CSS & JavaScript Web Publishing by Lemay, Colburn, and Kyrnin, 7th Ed. 2016. I got my copy from the public library, of which I'm a huge fan.

And here's an ordered list of things I need to do for this web project:

  1. Understand the Terminal application
  2. Get a basic understanding of UNIX commands
  3. Learn some HTML and CSS
  4. Learn some Javascript and maybe Python
  5. Remember basic SQL commands
  6. Learn SQLite

Some web links I've found useful:

My web journal is here.