Well, I've finally got this site off the ground... more or less.
This website is the continuation of my blog, My Quad-Ruled Life. On that site, I explored a number of topics as a graduate student in optics, while improving my writing as well. As the site progressed and I matured academically, I found that I was blogging less often, but still used the blog as a means of exploring ideas. Additionally, I desired a place to present notes and code to the public in an easily accessible and open manner.
So, after discovering Nikola and GitHub Pages, I quickly hashed together a fully homemade site that allowed me to keep writing blog posts and to present some of the fruits of my research freely on the internet.
I hope you'll find this site useful as a learning resource and as a means to get to know me better as a scientist.