Who am I talking to?

I’m Marcel, a physics student, currently at Imperial College London. I occasionally rant on Twitter @sirmarcel, and post pictures of food and books to Instagram. On Retinacast, I talk about TV, books and movies with some friends. In German. Sorry.

What are you talking about?

I honestly don’t really know what this blog is about. It’s just the place where I put stuff online. It started out with blogging about mods for The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, and now it’s basically just me chronicling my own obsessions. I like to think it’s eclectic.

And how does it work?

Ah well. So you’re that kind of person. Splendid!

This site is powered by Octopress, a brilliant piece of software that takes a collection of files (my blog posts) and renders them into a completely static web site. I have written a bit more on Octopress here, but if you’re really interested, you can just check out this blog on Github. After reading my slightly shoddy code, you’ll probably understand this site better than I do myself.

The design, lovingly called “octolog” by… well, mostly by myself, is very, very loosely based on Ethan Turkeltaub’s Octopress theme (I basically tweaked his templates and wrote my own CSS). The fonts are Museo Sans and Museo Slab, two amazing fonts served by Typekit. Some of the design decisions are also laid out in this blog post. I have tried to make the theme as forkeable (is that even a word?) as possible, so go have some fun.

Hi, I'm Marcel. This is where I put stuff on the internet. You can follow me on Twitter, or read the about page (if you're into that sort of thing).