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+Title: Contribute
+Subtitle: Help us make Timeless even better
+
+Timeless is not only [open source](http://github.com/judofyr/timeless), but
+also very open for contributors: we'd love to have your voice among us.
+
+(snip)
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Title: Timeless
Subtitle: A mixture of a blog, wiki and CMS
+Author: judofyr
-Welcome to Timeless, the new incarnation of my blog. If you're reading this
-from the feed, I would recommend you to take a moment and visit the [newly
-redesigned site](http://timeless.judofyr.net/) which has been improved in
-many ways.
+Welcome to Timeless, a community blog with focus on *content*.
I started my first technical blog in Feburary 2008 and have been blogging
-infrequently since then. As time has passed by, I've discovered that a blog is
-a surprisingly *bad* way to present technical content, both for the author and
-the reader. Timeless is an attempt at creating a new kind of blog with a focus
-on frequently updated, quality content which lasts longer than the beta of your
-favourite framework.
+infrequently since then. As time has passed by, I've discovered that a blog
+is a surprisingly *bad* way to present technical content, both for the author
+and the reader. Timeless is an attempt at creating a new kind of blog with a
+focus on frequently updated, quality content which lasts longer than the beta
+of your favourite framework.
(snip)
@@ -22,8 +20,8 @@ order. Simple and effective. For almost a decade blogs have been the primary
medium for inviduals to express their opinion on the internet. A blog is
perfect for writing about *changes*: a person's life, the society in general,
the progress of a project, or other events. The readers are encouraged to
-frequently visit the blog in order to keep up to date, and in some blogs (these
-days: *most* blogs) they can also post comments and take a part of the
+frequently visit the blog in order to keep up to date, and in some blogs
+(these days: *most* blogs) they can also post comments and take a part of the
discussion.
So simple and so effective that it has slowly taken over the internet, which
@@ -33,50 +31,60 @@ because all blog posts should be immutable. People forget to write down the
context (in the technical world: version numbers, operation systems etc), so
it's impossible to know if the post still applies a few years later.
-The blog has become the norm, even in the places where it doesn't fit *at all*.
+The blog has become the norm, even in the places where it doesn't fit *at
+all*.
## A blog that isn't a blog
You might have arrived at this site under the impression that this is a blog.
If so, I'm sorry to disappoint you: you won't find any timestamps here. Why?
-Because I don't want to write about changes. I don't have what it takes to
-maintain a blog and post regularly. All I want to do is to *write*. Not often,
-not always, but still: there are times when I simply want to write.
+Because we don't want to write about changes. We don't have what it takes to
+maintain a blog and post regularly. All we want to do is to *write*. Not
+often, not always, but still: there are times when we simply want to write.
-If I'm not going to take advantage of the blog medium, then why should I be
-impeded by the disadvantages? Why do I feel I'm *obliged* to add a timestamp to
-each post? Why do I feel I'm *not allowed* to change or update the posts?
+If we're not going to take advantage of the blog medium, then why should we
+be impeded by the disadvantages? Why do I feel I'm *obliged* to add a
+timestamp to each post? Why do I feel I'm *not allowed* to change or update
+the posts?
I feel brainwashed, and Timeless is my attempt at breaking out of the prison.
## Content, not changes
The goal of Timeless is that every articles should be *timeless*. Well, not
timeless in the usual meaning of the word, but timeless as in every article
-should include enough context to be easily understandable if you discover it a
-month, a year or maybe even ten years later. The article should be regularly
-updated as I learn and discover new aspects of the topic.
+should include enough context to be easily understandable if you discover it
+a month, a year or maybe even ten years later. The article should be
+regularly updated as we learn and discover new aspects of the topic.
-Just because Timeless focuses on content, doesn't mean there's no focus on the
-changes. I don't expect people to manually look for changes, so I have both an
-[RSS feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/MagnusHolm) and [a separate
+Just because Timeless focuses on content, doesn't mean there's no focus on
+the changes. I don't expect people to manually look for changes, so there's
+both an [RSS feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TimelessRepo) and [a separate
page](/changelog) about the recent changes at Timeless.
-This gives me the perfect flexibilty: New readers can browser and explore the
-content like it's a wiki, while returning readers can easily see if there's any
-updated content. If you want to be notifed about further updates, you can
+This gives us the perfect flexibilty: New readers can browser and explore the
+content like it's a wiki, while returning readers can easily see if there's
+any updated content. If you want to be notifed about further updates, you can
simply subscribe to the feed, just like a normal blog.
+## You can help too!
+
+Nothing about Timeless is limited to *one* author (in fact, we are two
+authors writing regulary now) and as long as you have something interesting
+to say, you are more than welcome to [help us make Timeless even
+better](/contribute).
+
## This is just the beginning...
What you are seeing here is only the first version of Timeless. It's far from
complete, but definitely *good enough* for now. In the future I hope to add
-more features (like tags, sub-articles and maybe even comments), but there's no
-point of implementing something before I actually need it.
+more features (like tags, sub-articles and maybe even comments), but there's
+no point of implementing something before we actually need it.
If you're still interested in Timeless, you can [subscribe to the
-feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/MagnusHolm) or follow the project at
+feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TimelessRepo) or follow the project at
[GitHub](http://github.com/judofyr/timeless).
-Please let me know if you [have any comments, thoughts or questions](/comments).
+Please let me know if you [have any comments, thoughts or
+questions](/comments).

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