Posts tagged with "Ghost"
The first three years

I started this blog on the 7th of April 2014, exactly three years ago. Since then I’ve done two retrospective posts, and that’s become a tradition. So let’s talk about the process of writing this blog and what’s gone on since the last one of these retrospectives. Since 7 April 2016, I’ve written 11 posts, not counting this one. This is less than the 18 posts written between 7 April 2015 and 7 April 2016,...

Moving to a static site

As of today, this site is no longer powered by the Ghost blogging engine. Before today, this blog was a web application with a database and a complex application server with a lot of moving parts. Now it is a bunch of .html files. These files are generated by Hugo, a static site generator. Apart from a few unrelated CSS changes, you shouldn’t really notice a difference – although now you have to navigate to different pages to see different taglines, rather than just refreshing the front page....

End of Year Two

I started this blog on the 7th of April 2014, exactly two years ago. Exactly one year ago I did a retrospective post, so I figured it was about time for another. In that post, I mentioned how part of the aim of this blog has been to avoid self-indulgence – while I obviously write about things that I like and am interested in, using a style that’s enjoyable for me, I also try to make each article have some sort of external point and avoid...

YEAR OF THE GHOST BLOGGING PLATFORM

I started this blog on the 7th of April 2014, exactly one year ago. The first post expressed some reasonable doubts about whether I would actually update the blog at all or continue to flit between CMSs and fiddle with formatting. That wasn’t the case, mostly because Ghost, while missing a few features due to its new, in-development nature, is the best blogging platform I’ve used. It’s simple, fast, responsive, and has the perfect split-pane Markdown post editor that allows me total control over...

Website updates: fonts and random string helpers

Ever have one of those days where you start out just doing some maintenance on something (say, a website), not meaning to spend too much time on it, but then get caught up in all sorts of little things and end up spending a good deal of your day fiddling with fonts and layouts? That was me with this website today, after I realised that hey, it had been quite a while since I’d last updated Ghost. A summary of changes made: The most meaningful changes have been to the random tagline...