So, it has finally happened. After trying to figure out the best way to share my thoughts with the world and share what I am up to, exactly - I have a blog up and running.
Oh, sure, WordPress is easy - and also insecure. Squarespace and Wix gave me so much trouble, even though I was totally willing to not have to geek out so hard to have a blog. But the more I looked at the landscape of possibility, the more I began to realise that I would need something very very different.
Static site generators - I was aware of this concept for a while, and came to this path because after dealing with the above bloated solutions, it was either this or :
coding the site by hand, like it's 1997, or
coding a quick and dirty Flask app. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just really did not want to put yet another project on my plate, not until I at least finished a few that I already started...
Ah, yes, setting up the site. But beyond that part, all is well. I can make it pretty later. I can style and theme it later. I can add pictures later. And there is no db config or anything weird either, just plain HTML autogenerated by Nikola.
Why Nikola ? For this use case, it is lighter than Sphinx. I want to lower the cognitive load of computing, and by focusing on tools that play nicely with ReStructured Text I can leverage one markup language for all my needs. Until I learn LaTex, that is. But Sphinx can generate LaTex.
At any rate, the next few posts will be about my raison d'etre, the grand schemes that I have for world domination, et cetera, ad infinitum. Thank you for visiting !