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July 29, 202201:12:05


This blog is officially live so maybe now is a good time to talk about what it is and how it works

This is a digital playground built by Quinn Salas @darkhist :-)

This is my space for:

  • thoughts – potentially unfinished
  • inspo
  • photography
  • music
  • code snippets
  • side projects – more stuff coming soon
  • and other stuff probably


I love having an idea, typing some stuff, and watching it come to life on my computer

There is almost no better feeling ❤️‍🔥


Using 40 lines of JavaScript, I created a program that can be started by running yarn new which does the following:

  1. Starts a Command-Line Interface that prompts me to type a title for a new blog post
  2. Asks if I want to hide the post
  3. Asks me what I'm thinking about and creates a temp file where I can type whatever I want
  4. Creates a new Markdown file with the title, date, and time as metadata – along with the temp file contents (which is actually what you're reading right now)

I can preview changes by running yarn dev, and publishing is as easy as committing my changes and running git push origin main

After I got an inital prototype working, I used Next.js and a few libraries to render the pages and handle routing, styled everything with Tailwind CSS, then deployed the project to Vercel

If you're interested, you can check out the source code here


I'll be adding some more features including private posts & tags soon, and I'm really excited to see how this project evolves

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Quinn's silhouette in front of Untitled (for Ellen) by Dan Flavin