Update 2! (June 2018)
Now I’m using Hugo. See this post.
Update! (March 2018)
I’m now using Netlify to serve this website with an SSL certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt.
After seeing many well put together technical blogs I finally decided it was time to take a crack at it while I had some free time over the recent Thanksgiving holiday. I really enjoy doing everything (outside of web browsing) in a shell and Emacs, so I didn’t want a WYSIWYG browser based blogging platform. I decided to go with the following combination:
- Domain from Squarespace.
Jekyllsite hosted on Netlify GitHub pages.
- Let’s Encrypt
I listen to enough NPR and podcasts to have a lifetime of discounts
from Squarespace (if only it wasn’t first time purchases only). I
found a domain I liked (using my *nix username, ddavis) with a nice
TLD which made for,
in my opinion, a cool blog title. I found
Jekyll theme a nice
theme, hacked it up bit
for myself, and set up a
repository to be built by
After getting a functional Jekyll build using Netlify I configured the
site to use Let’s Encrypt.
in GitHub pages, ~~I headed over to
Cloudfare to set up my new domain and
site with a free SSL certificate. Their
were very easy to follow.
And that’s it. Now updating my site is a git commit+push away.