So it’s been a while since I last posted something. A really long while. Mainly life got in the way: finishing college while working part-time really limited my motivation for side projects. But another barrier was the technology the site and blog were built on.
When researching what to build the site with initially, I stumbled upon Octopress. I had never heard of a static site generator before but liked the idea of being able to use free hosts, have super fast load times, and customize things easily.
I grabbed a template from html5up.net, built out the basic site, and deployed via Github. I thought it looked pretty good and thought I would make posts somewhat frequently. How wrong I was. About the posting part at least.
Even during setup, I had disliked parts of Octopress. Things seemed very abstracted and I didn’t find the documentation very helpful. I really didn’t want to have to learn a new DSL just to make behavioral changes to the site or blog. At that time I brushed it aside, though, because I was excited to be using a static site generator.
Eventually, a long time (and a computer reformat) later, I decided to write another post. I...