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Welcome to my new website!

Posted on June 20, 2024, under Uncategorized

It has been a long time coming. I last updated the look of my website ten years ago, and even then that was only a modification of a design that I had been using for a few years already. Wow, how time flies!

Amusingly, I didn’t even set out to redesign my website, despite having wanted to update its look off and on over the years. What started this was that I wanted to add a list of download links for the release notes of previous versions. You wouldn’t believe the number of people using insecure and outdated operating systems and who want to run FocusWriter on them. 😛

After I finally extracted all of the information about the history of the downloads (which I store in a git repository, of course), I then felt I should pretty up the release notes to match. Which is something I have wanted to do for a very long time.

One thing led to another, and I found myself completely rewriting my custom static site generator to output a new website. Then I thought, while I am at it, why don’t I bring my blog back to my own domain? After all, that is also something I have wanted to do over the years…

I even took new screenshots of my programs! I last did that in the KDE 4 era, and once again I kept meaning to update them but never took the time. I used the newest KDE with the default Breeze widget and icon themes, despite vastly preferring Oxygen, because I imagine many more users will see my programs looking like this.

And here we are! Everything should even work on mobile, which is something the old site design did not handle very well. And I even threw in dark mode support. Whew. No wonder it took so long to do.

My wife’s book!

Posted on November 10, 2014, under Uncategorized

I normally don’t plug other people’s stuff on my blog, but I am making an obvious exception in this case. My wife has just published her debut novel, The Lady of Souls!

The Lady of Souls book cover

It is a grand adventure full of mayhem and mischief. There is everything you could want in a book: Magic! Trains! Ghosts! Strong women! It is set on a planet similar to a late 19th century Earth, but different in fun and imaginative ways. If you need more convincing you can read the first chapter on her website. What are you still doing here? Go, go! Buy her book, and enjoy!

For Praxis Fellows, greatness has always been a given. But life doesn’t always go according to plan, and now she finds herself half a world away from where she started. Banned from using magic, employed by the son of a railroad baron to realize a dead man’s dreams, Praxis’s life has become a sort of living death.

Kaedrich Mannly has never done anything of consequence. As the newest member of the household staff of Brindlewood Hall, his role is simple: stay out of sight and do as he’s told. It’s a far cry from the dreams of his childhood, when he and his twin would rule their imaginary kingdom in the forest, but even if he was brave enough to take on the hero’s role these days, there’s too much at stake for him to risk stepping out of his narrow comfort zone.

When a mysterious beast attacks the local village, both Praxis and Kaedrich end up with more than they bargained for. Soon they find themselves bound together on a quest to discover the source of a growing breach between the land of the living and the dead, on a journey that will take them far beyond the walls of their quiet lives—if they have the nerve to see it through. Because as they both soon realize, saving the world isn’t quite the fate that they’d dreamed it would be.

You can get it from Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google, or Kobo.

On Break

Posted on January 8, 2014, under Uncategorized

I am taking a break from my open source work. Please continue to enjoy the projects until I return!

On Break

Posted on February 3, 2012, under Uncategorized

I am taking a break from my open source work. Please continue to enjoy the projects until I return.


Posted on September 4, 2011, under Uncategorized

For personal reasons Gott Code is on extended hiatus. Thank you for your understanding.