About Paul

Bullet points are easier to write than a proper paragraph, so I’m going to be lazy.

tl;dr I do stuff on the internet.

About zpao.com

This site has gone through many iterations. It was on the web with a couple “free to host” providers and free domains (`.tk` anyone?). Then in 2004 Matt Claypotch & I decided to go dutch on hosting with Dreamhost and this (along with many other sites) have been there since. For a long time I had a Wordpress site here, then I was using Tumblr, then I wrote my own blogging software, then I was using Tumblr again, then I started using Jekyll. I’m sticking with that for the foreseeable future. There’s been a blog here for a long time. I’ve kept a lot of those posts around but let’s be honest, they weren’t all in the greatest taste.

The current design was probably inspired by iA Writer. I’ve been using it a lot over the past few years to do most of my writing and I really enjoy the simplicity of it. As much as I would like, I can’t use their custom typeface here, so I’m using Inconsolata for everything.


If you want the quickest & shortest response, Twitter is probably the best way. Otherwise, I do my best to respond to email as quickly as possible.