Welcome to NOVALISTIC 5.0, codenamed “Veldin”.
Finally, after several years of being lost in space, followed by an epiphany, followed by a trip (and a fall) down a wormhole… NOVALISTIC is live once again.
Long story short, because I want to make this a quick introductory post: I’ve decided to go back to basics with this new redesign — this site will focus on my hobbies and interests, and things I build; no more, no less. In particular, I will no longer be taking up client work of any kind, but I will gladly continue sharing my knowledge both on Stack Overflow, as well as here on my blog starting afresh. I have different plans for my life moving forward, and I’m excited to take my new site along for the ride.
So, you might be wondering, why “Veldin”? Well, here’s a quote from when it was featured on dev.NOVALISTIC during its development:
Unlike previous codenames which were randomly picked with a script, Veldin is a completely deliberately chosen name. So why Veldin?
Veldin is the name of Ratchet’s home planet in the Ratchet & Clank franchise (as well as a level in some of its games). I’ve long considered NOVALISTIC my online home, and now that I’m making it my personal site again with the new redesign, Veldin is the most appropriate, fitting codename I can come up with for it. (For fellow Ratchet fans: yes, Ratchet was born in Fastoon, but he was sent to Veldin by his father at a very tender age during the Great War, where he then spent most of his life before meeting Clank. While Fastoon is his place of birth, Veldin is where he grew up. In the same way, NOVALISTIC is the heart of my online presence and development, even though my first “home page” — if you could even call it that — was conceived elsewhere.)
As you can see, the new site is still pretty bare bones right now, but expect rapid additions to the site over the next couple of months. Definitely check out the new About page if you haven’t already.
Here’s to a new beginning.