18/03/2012 Leave a comment
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.
23/08/2010 2 Comments
It’s not much I must admit, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to fix that with time and by being less lazy.
I would be glad and grateful for any feedback on these projects, or even better: forks and pull requests.
08/11/2009 5 Comments
Je viens de finir de porter 4 de mes 5 articles publiés sur developpez.com sur WordPress. Le processus n’était pas très amusant, je peux vous assurer xD
Pour les plus curieux d’entre vous, je décrirais dans le pragraphe suivant comment j’ai procédé, les autres, vous pouvez sauter cette étape sans problème :D
Ceci assume que vous avez déjà un PC avec un (vrai) OS installé la dessus (Ubuntu 9.10 dans mon cas, malheureusement), un bon navigteur web (Chrome ici, quoi que, à cause de quelques bugs stupides dans l’affichage du backend de WP sur chrome, je suis obligé d’utiliser Firefox pour rédiger ce post) une (vraie) JVM (celle de Sun dans mon cas ) et Eclipse (3.5.1 dans mon cas).
Voici donc comment procéder si vous être dans la situation très improbable qu’est la mienne :
14/10/2009 Leave a comment
This video examines the benefits and limitations inherent in current mouse-based and window-oriented interfaces, the problems facing other potential solutions, and visualizes my proposal for a completely new way of interacting with desktop computers.