About This Site

This is a personal website, primarily for my own recollection. Think of it as my book of shadows, with over 710 pages so far.

The current design is version 12 of my web presence; the past is documented in Site History.


The site map is deliberately simple, with light navigation. Most visitors (and myself) enter via page links or search.

Page layout is based on Tufte CSS, using widely available system fonts.

The rubrication glyph and favicon is LEGO part #2435. As a child was fascinated with the larger version as a manufactured object. I also spent a lot of time in forests and many of my friends were trees. (I used to use the Unicode tree glyph as a logo of sorts, but it has been lost to creeping emojification.)


The content of the site is in a git repository. When the repository is pushed to GitHub, Netlify runs Eleventy to generate static HTML and host it.

Some content is added to the repo with Micropub via Sitewriter.


listener Google Analytics is used for usage tracking and may drop a cookie on you. I’ve set my account to [not share tracking data][ua], but you have no way to validate that and I have no way to confirm that Google honors this setting. I hope to replace this with direct log analysis.


All original work on hans.gerwitz.com is licensed by Hans Gerwitz under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The literals are commended to favor. To contact me, look to /about.