My name is Tom Dillon. When I’m not working I write stories, ride my bike a lot, read books, climb rocks, and play (too many) board games. I have an amazing family and we live with a bunch of cats. Generally I want to spend less time noodling on my phone and more time writing and making things.
To avoid spambots, I’m not going to post my email address here. Eventually I’m going to figure out a better way, but in the meantime you can probably guess that I have an email address that consists of my first name at this domain.
I don’t really have much of a presence on traditional social media, since it is generally pretty toxic, but you can find me elsewhere on the internet:
This site has gone through many different iterations, but this is the first one in a long time that the design hasn’t been dictated by available Wordrpress themes. Instead, when I first stumbled upon Tom MacWright’s site, I was really impressed with the simplicity of it. So I stole it. Well, most of it. Maybe copied is the right word here. What I’m trying to say is, don’t sue me.
Aside from MacWright’s site, here’s some of the stuff I found helpful:
This site runs on Jekyll. After more than a decade on Wordpress, I learned about Static Site Generators (SSGs). Although I like the fancy interface of Wordpress, ultimately it was overkill for my (infrequently updated) blog. Although Jekyll had a bit of learning curve, I found the simplicity of it to be alluring, and like how snappy SSGs are (since everything is pre-rendered).