New Site, Who Dis?
December 31, 2018
This is the first post on my new website! You're reading this on the brand new peterhajas.com. Let's break it down.
A (not so new) domain
It's worth noting that this page is also hosted on peter.haj.as. I have had this domain from American Samoa for some time. I love the idea of domains that are people's names with no added alphanumeric characters, and this one fits the bill for me.
My own static site generator - what could possibly go wrong?
My old page was powered by Hyde. While this project provides a lot of flexibility, I felt that I was not using all of its features. I wanted something dead-simple that could enable me to write more. As a result, I wrote my own.
This site is still statically-generated from Markdown, but it's now done with a Bash script with only one dependency (a
markdown binary). This makes it easier to set up on a new machine. It also lets me really understand how the site works.
The site generates quickly, and it's been a great learning opportunity! For example, I learned how to format dates using
date (see here). I'm still learning (I don't know web layout very well, for example) but I think it's better to jump in with both feet when learning something new.
The site is missing some stuff (like RSS support), but I plan to iterate on it over time.
Hopefully I'll write more
All of this is for naught if I don't actually use the damn thing to write and think out loud.
I hadn't updated my old webpage in over 6 years. There's so much that has happened in that time that I want to write about, like:
- I have a dog!
- Living in the Bay Area
- My obsession with dotfiles
- Music that I'm listening to
- Trips I've gone on
- Pictures I've taken
Fingers crossed I'll write about these things in the (near) future on this page.