2014 was a year. As of this writing, it has mostly happened. It is 99.7% complete.
So, what you should expect from this blog?
Howdy, and welcome to my new blog.
I’ve put this one together using Jekyll. That means this blog is a bunch of static pages that were dynamically generated ahead of time. It’s pretty cool.
Why did I bother? Why wasn’t Squarespace good enough?
I bothered because I have been interested in Jekyll for some time and I wanted to prove to myself that I could put a Jekyll site together. And I have. I’ve even edited the Sass a bit. That’s pretty cool too.
I’m using Atom on the Mac to write the whole thing. There’s several Jekyll related packages, like markdown-writer, that make composing posts quite easy. Atom also supports the full range of syntax highlighting for all the different types of files Jekyll requires.
The thing is running on a DigitalOcean droplet, the smallest available. Ubuntu 14.04 and Nginx are handling the server stuff. Jekyll and Git are installed on the droplet so that I can just
git pushnew posts from my MacBook Pro and watch the magic happen without having to deal with SFTP or whatever.
I think it’s pretty neat.