Hardscrabble 🍫

By Max Jacobson

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open blog

November 24, 2013

This blog is open for business. Also it’s open like, it’s on on github, which means you can fork it, read the drafts, submit pull requests, etc.

This isn’t a big deal. It’s true of all jekyll blogs on github. While reading about “open companies” like Balanced and Gittip, I thought that this is also true of my blog.

I kind of want to be a better blogger. I’m pretty proud of how I put together this new blog. It feels sturdy, with well-organized source code.

Today I bought a hoodie at American Apparel and the guy ringing me up asked for my email address because “we’re kind of going green and sending by receipts via email” and I told him it’s max@hardscrabble.net and he asked me to spell it. I said, “it’s max at hard, like difficult, and scrabble, like the game” and the other cashier laughed like, what kind of email address is that? I said, “I just think it’s a fun word” and got the hell out of there.

edit November 2014: I edited a link to point to the new home of the blog’s github repo, which moved from my user to a new organization called hardscrabble

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