Personal Dashboard as a Personal Website. This is the idea behind Brian's website. Why make a personal website just a website when it can be so much more? Your personal website is the only place where you have complete control, where you don't have to worry about writing tests and the only place you might know the entire codebase. It's the place where you can experiment and play with technologies the most.
When I first saw Brian's website, I completely fell in love with this idea. Why can't I make my website be something that I use day to day rather than just something meant for people to discover? And the dashboard layout makes it so intuitive to navigate. I have personally stolen (taken heavy inspiration) ideas from his website. I ended up using a similar navigation system and adding a bookmarks page.
I definitely recommend checking out Brian's website and all the amazing things he is doing!