The best analogy I can think of is that Frozen Toothpaste is what my (roughly) monthly column in a multi-disciplinary periodical would be like. Topics covered are thus a range of ideas that don’t necessarily make much more sense beyond the fact that they are things I want to explore in a public setting. I’m told this is terrible way to internet publishing if you want to get lots of internet readers, but I’m not biased about the kind of readers I should have.
That said, my obsessions are little things that matter a lot, big things I can say about the future that probably won’t come true, and trying to fruitlessly pin down the nature of the human condition.
The short version is I’m a twenty-something white American male who write essays on this site.
To save me from of having 5 different infrequently updated stories about myself on the internet, if you desire more details please see the About page at my personal aggregator.
Frozen Toothpaste runs on WordPress, a free blogging platform.
The theme—meaning layout, colors, fonts, et cetera—is a lightly modified version of the Kaleidoscope theme by Ikiru Design (also me, by the way). The font you’re seeing is (probably) Georgia, by Matthew Carter, which is without question the most appealing web-safe serif typeface.
Frozen Toothpaste also takes advantage of a number of freely-available WordPress plugins including:
- Akismet — to save us from the staggering number of spam comments received (nearly 2500 at last count)
- Similar Posts — to add those handy links at the end of each post
- FeedBurner’s FeedSmith — to redirect subscribers to the site’s FeedBurner feed (which allows subscriber counts, etc.)
- WordPress Database Backup — to (hopefully) save me from catastrophic data loss
- wp-typogrify — to make two typed hyphens into “—”
- Subscribe to Comments — to allow you to, well, (see name)
- WP Contact Form: Askiment Edition — to allow you to contact me
Frozen Toothpaste is hosted by bluehost.