Blog Theme

When I first decided to start this blog, I said to myself "it's got to have a theme." By theme, I mean something different from focus, as the focus will be whatever I am writing about. The theme should be orthogonal to the focus, something that would underlay all of the blog posts, no matter what the particular topic of each post should be.

I thought long and hard on this, and after rejecting many different things, decided to go with H.P. Lovecraft, more specifically the Cthulhu Mythos that he created. I decided on this based on several factors, including my love for the stories and playing various board games based on said stories.

Once I came up with the theme, things quickly fell into place. First would be the URL for the site: a play on words combining "code" (as in coding, the focus of the blog) and "fhtagn" (a word meaning "waiting" or "dreaming" that appears in various stories from the Mythos). This ties in directly with the title for the blog, "Dreaming of Code", and it's subtext based on a phrase that often appears in Mythos stories:
"That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange aeons even death may die."
Finally, each post begins with a quotation from some Mythos related story, and all coding samples will somehow relate to the Mythos.