This blog is moving
18/03/2012 1 Comment
From now on, I won’t be posting here anymore* and wil instead be using my shiny new blog over jawher.me.
It has been 2 years since I started using wordpress(.com) (after having used blogger and b2evo before), and while it’s a nice and quick-to-bootstrap solution, I’ve started to grow annoyed with it for the following reasons:
- I have spent years waiting for wordpress.com to include a clean, a really clean, theme, wide enough so it doesn’t butcher code snippets (this is a technical blog after all), but nope, no luck. I also found the paying themes were a bit too expensive.
- Ads. I only noticed them recently when I had to check something quick in my blog using IE. Yup, it only took me 2 years to figure that out, thank you adblock ! I have no problem with “classy” and contextual ads, but the one I’ve seen the other day was plain awful. Again, it was a free service, so …
- They had many performance issues, especially on the backend-side
Again, I’m not complaining: I’m more than grateful for the wordpress.com for what they offered me and millions of other blogger, a nice free hosting package, but it’s time for me to move to greener (I hop) pastures.
Enter my new blog: jawher.me, built on Jekyll and served with nginx from an EC2 micro-instance. I’m rather happy with my new setup, especially the markdown format (instead of html), and the freedom it gives me. Also, it’s backed by a Github repo: a push and a couple seconds later (which will eventually become minutes, Jekyll is not a speed beast) the changes are reflected on the site. I’ll eventually blog in more detail on my setup.
* Actually, I’ll continue, for some time at least, to post links in here to the new posts.