I like making things.
For the longest time, I’ve thought about making a podcast, at the very least, attempt to make one. So, during quarantine, I finally took the plunge.
The podcast is conversations with friends about topics we are both nerdy about.
In the end, it was less about the end product but more about the act of making something. Of having an idea then actually delivering on it. It feels great.
During quarantine, I also wanted to make a satirical website about Thai politics. What if Thailand had right-wing “intellectual” publications like National Review, The Bulwark, American Compass? What if it had the same pompous elitist tone?
Meet The Bastion.
I had the design and the code ready — designing it was super fun — but in the end, I was forcing myself to write. I had to make things like human rights abuses funny and it wasn’t enjoyable.
Instead, The Bastion was repurposed into a news aggregation site with some original commentary. Very much a marriage of Techmeme and Axios, but for Thai politics.
So far, I’ve enjoyed editing The Bastion. You can find it here.