This website is built using the static-site generator Hugo from R Markdown source files. The site has support for MathJax (allowing LaTeX notation) and a bunch of academic-blogging features such as citations, quotes, and footnotes thanks to integration with knitr and pandoc achieved using the fantastic blogdown package.

The point of this tool-chain is to streamline the publishing process. As a long-time LaTeX/Sweave user myself, writing in Markdown in combination with R makes for much faster work, and blogdown makes it possible to publish to the web in a blink.

I have opted not to use a typical commenting system, and instead I encourage you, dear reader, to use for that. With, you can leave comments (page annotation), annotate/comment a specific line/word, or even highlight parts of the text. To make that more obvious I have made the sidebar (look to the right) always available, please have a try and interact with it. Note that you can choose whether to make your highlights or annotations public. If you would like me or other site visitors to see your comments/annotations, make sure to make them public.