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I’m Leon, and This day’s portion is my personal blog. There’s also a website for the professional me.

I write about lots of subjects – mainly designing and building things online, but also politics, books, music and other cultural stuff, and where these crossover.

Leon in a black polo shirt underneath a “Zone” sign.

Me in Ipswich County Library.

About this site

This site is built using a static site generator called Jekyll. Traditional static sites (as opposed to single page applications) do all the heavy lifting of building web pages before a person visits them. This means they’re fast and stable as they’re served “as is” and complete.

You can browse the code on Github. I used to have a comments system and displayed webmentions – if you’re interested in setting these up on your site the code is still there.

This day’s portion?

Ambitious (tone – declamatory):

Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day. – Exodus 16:4

And personal, referential (also declamatory):

Little boys are taking over: they mumble through the grass. They are not fit to be in the company of vulperines and wolverines. Too many heads knocking about. Service! This day’s portion. – Service, The Fall.