Zach LeBar

Personal ramblings on a wide array of topics. "But, you know,
I could be wrong."

The Absence of Thoughts

— It's been quiet around here...

I haven’t said much on this blog in awhile. The last article was from April of last year. I could say it’s because I’ve been busy. I could blame it on my job, on the other important, private parts of my life.

The truth is though, I just haven’t had anything to say.

I decided to blow the dust off this site though. Polish up the typography a bit. Refine some of the spacing. I made use of the very helpful Modular Scale tool created and maintained by Scott Kellum and Tim Brown. If you haven’t read Tim’s classic ALA article on more meaningful typography, you’re missing out.

Coming back to this site, I felt like a lapsed mechanic* walking into his garage for the first time in almost a year. The tools were all still here, just as I’d left them. I didn’t remember what they all did at first, but after a little tinkering it all came back to me.

I came back here because I think I have some things to say. I’m still letting them percolate, so don’t expect a flurry of activity in the next couple days or anything. The important thing is that I’ve blown the dust off everything, and removed a point of friction from my writing process. Let’s see how big a difference it makes.

*: I almost said “carpenter” here, instead of mechanic. I’ve started noticing that the first analogy I reach for when talking about my profession is “carpenter”. I’m not sure why that is. Decided I’d mix it up a bit this time.