My new website & blog
Jul 23, 2018 · 3 min read
Welcome to my newly designed website, which includes a Git projects page, a blog, a gallery and my contact information. The website used to run on a web server which I wrote using the Go programming language, and had a login page with GitHub authentication. But I do not have a reason anymore to have a dynamic website1, it is possible to have a website which is static and be able to host all the content I need. The website you are accessing now is a static website generated using an amazing generator called Hugo. This helps me focus more on the content of the website rather than maintaining the web server code.
The changes in the redesign
The new redesign is over a thousand times lighter than my older version (when loading a page), but contains more content than my older website. It seems like everyday websites are “upgrading” their website design to make it heavier to load, which is a bad trend. I would like to prove that it is possible to have a light website without compromising content and design.
My new projects page
GitHub used to be where all my open-source projects are hosted, and I was using their services as early as 2013. It was the perfect
place to host my projects and to collaborate. However when Microsoft bought GitHub in June 20172, I immediately moved away. Microsoft
waged a war against Linux and the open-source software movement in the past3, which caused my distrust in the company.
Self-hosting my own repositories seems like a better option for me, even though it is not the perfect solution to the problem.
I have migrated all my git repositories to SourceHut which is a great and
I have deleted my Instagram account over a month ago, as the service is becoming more “Facebook”. Instagram used to be a good place to host pictures years ago. With my new website generated with Hugo, I am able to easily create a gallery and host pictures on my website. This allows me to categorise and tag my pictures any way I want, license my pictures under a Creative Commons license, and even allow people to download the full image file – something I cannot do using Instagram. Having everything hosted on my website allows more control on how the content is displayed and presented.
The blog and other posts
I always wanted to have a blog, but I was not satisfied with all the solutions available and I didn’t have enough time to make a proper solution. Hugo solves this problem, all my website is written in either Markdown or Emacs org-mode – including my blog. This makes managing the content on my entire site easier. Now my projects are categorised depending on the language used and license, and implementing that was trivial with Hugo.
Articles from blogs I follow around the net
These articles do not represent my opinions or views.
Preparing to Self-Host Email Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-05-15 | Last Updated: 2020-05-15 Email is one of the oldest and most fundamental underpinnings of the Inernet as a whole. Unfortunately, it has a reputation of being very difficult to self-hos…via paritybit.ca - What's New May 15, 2020
Hello, future readers! I am writing to you from one day in the past. I finished my plans for today early and thought I’d get a head start on writing the status updates for tomorrow, or rather, for today. From your reference frame, that is. Let’s start with W…via Drew DeVault's Blog May 15, 2020
Diving Deeper Into the Small Internet Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-05-13 | Last Updated: 2020-05-13 Yesterday I posted about making my website available over the Gopher protocol. After I posted that, I was alerted to another up-and-coming protocol ca…via paritybit.ca - What's New May 13, 2020
Tim Bray’s excellent “Bye Amazon” post inspired me to take this article off of my backlog, where it has been sitting for a few weeks. I applaud Tim for stepping down from a company that has demonstrated itself incompatible with his sense of right and wrong, …via Drew DeVault's Blog May 5, 2020
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