...and we're back!
Its been a very long while since I last wrote on this blog. I've been focused on multiple side projects, adjusting after Topguest was acquired, and just generally enjoying a few new activities.
Now that things have settled somewhat, I thought I'd take the opportunity to move my custom built website from Google App Engine (yes, I built it by hand using App Engine instead of using Wordpress or another blogging site) to Github Pages with Jekyll.
Putting together a static website with Jekyll was so straightforward, that it took almost no time at all. As a result, I thought I'd share some of the things I learnt in the migration:
- Find another website that is built using Jekyll and hosted on github pages (Tom Preston-Warner's website is a good one) as a starting point.
- Use Pygments if you plan on including code snippets. It makes life so simple.
- YAML Front matter!
- Spend less time configuring with sites like Wordpress, Blogger etc!
Now that the process for writing new blog posts is simply a matter of opening my text editor (SublimeText 2), writing comfortably, then doing a good old
git push, I'm hoping to write a lot more frequently now.