Tim Gittos

I'm an Australian currently living in Austin, TX in the USA.

I currently earn a living programming, though I wouldn't call myself a programmer. If I had to attach a label to myself, I'd use the term autodidact.

I love learning, and my favorite things to learn about are programming, computer graphics, AI & machine learning, robotics, painting and creativity.

Going Dark

Last updated on 13 Oct 2009

Nearly 12 months on from the start of my blog (the first post went up at the end of November 2008), I’m finding less and less time to do the quality kind of writing I have set out to do. I feel that, as I change, so too does my website need to change.

As much as this site is currently a programming blog, it’s also my electronic representation. The website shares my name, and is representative of me. There’s more to me than just programming. For a while I’ve tried blogging or writing about non-programming related topics on another domain, however I don’t feel this is fair to myself.

I guess the best way to describe myself is an aspiring polymath. I have an interest in a broad range of topics, notably programming/computer science, mathematics and art. This website doesn’t really represent that. I can’t maintain multiple websites to separate various areas of my life – I’m a single person with multiple facets, and I should have a single website, with multiple facets.

Additionally, I find myself with less and less time to devote to this kind of writing, as it slowly makes it’s way down to the bottom of my priority list. Currently I’m trying to rekindle my math education by going back to basics, learn Punjabi so I can impress the fiance’s parents, do several programming projects at once and get back into doing art regularly, and writing is a very far last.

So, all that lead up to say that I’m going dark, and will be overhauling the site sometime in the future. I’m going to change the format of the site so that it more accurately represents me as a whole, is better organised and has a nice format that allows me to post quick, smaller posts that can be filtered out when subscribing to RSS feed. I may or may not stick with Wordpress – I think I’ll probably start hacking away at Enki and do some funky stuff with wildcard subdomains or something.

All older posts will remain, as a few of my posts are rather popular (by more than 50% compared to the rest of the site) and I suspect they’re really helping people out.