Uprooting the blog again

by AJ "Tyron" Martinez @ worldsbe.st • February 23 2021

Medium → Ghost → Jekyll → Hugo. Whether I’m actually getting any extra writing done is unclear.

I switched away from Jekyll because the build times were getting to me, because Ruby is scary and fucked up, and because the old layout I’d designed wasn’t really doing it for me anymore—too much weird layout hack shit, and I wanted to go for something simpler. (Plus I’d namespaced all my CSS for reasons that made sense at the time, and looking at classes like .postfooter-spooby was slowly driving me insane.)

As part of my continued principle of reducing friction, I figured it was time to spend a day or two to make sure I wasn’t working with tools I hated. As it turns out, when your static site generator actually has functioning live reload, debugging and layout work is a lot easier. :D?

Notes for anyone else making a similar migration:

For those of you that don’t care about the technical details, uh, how did you make it all the way down here? Regardless, all of the writing here should be pretty much the same. KAC2020 writeup still coming, this just felt like a required upgrade considering how much of a Large Thing that particular article is.

Mind the dust. Let me know if anything seems like it’s out of place or could use improving.