An all new blog

It’s been a really long time since I last made major changes to my website. It’s also been a long time since I posted here regularly. One of those two things just changed. Hint: the former. I make no promises regarding my post frequency. That never ends well.

So if you’ve never been to my site before, the design you see here is drastically different from what it used to be. I’ve wanted a change for a long time, but every time I tried I would get caught up in the design. I tried too hard to do something fancy, but in the end I went for the minimalist approach you see here. I came up with it, I wrote it. It’s simple and I’m happy.

I started this blog in September 2004. That’s 6 years, 10 months, and 25 days on Wordpress. Today is day 1 (for those who struggle with math) on nanoc. No, there’s nothing horribly wrong with Wordpress. I just don’t like updating it all the time. Also, I want to write posts in Vim or TextEdit or whatever I feel like. I wanted version control for my posts and pages. I wanted to learn something new. I like static content when there’s no real reason to have dynamic content (i.e., Wordpress runs off a database and builds pages everytime you load them, whereas nanoc builds your site only when you tell it to). Yes, you can cache with Wordpress. I just like this solution better.

Do I recommend nanoc to others? Only if you’re a nerd. And even then, it’s not for everyone.

Sources of inspiration: BenCrowder.net, justin hileman dot info, nvie.com, and Steve Losh.

What about comments? They’re coming. I’ve got something of a crazy plan for them which I’m pretty excited about. Stay tuned or whatever.

Note: I’m still working out a few bugs here and there. Let me know if you find anything odd.

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