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Try again

Hi, there. I'm trying this blog out again.

It's now running on gatsby.js. It used be powered with a static site generator that I wrote myself, but I never used it, and never had time to improve the software underlying it. I thought I might rather not use a static site generator this time around, and even wrote a markdown server that I intended to use to power the blog. It was an interesting project: micro-markdown uses Zeit's micro, so it's all async/await. But, I ended up with the same problem I had before: writing custom software for a solved problem. Lots of folks have written about this problem before, but James Long's blog post stuck with me. Maybe I'll find another use for micro-markdown in future. For now, gatsby.js seems like a good choice, for all the obvious reasons: it uses tech that I know, it's actively developed, and it has a large and growing open source community behind it.

'Til the next one, then. See you around.

Hi. My name is Zach Green; I'm a software developer and a writer. I currently work at GetYourGuide in Berlin. I used to work at the MIT Technology Review, and before that, at Alley Interactive. You can find me on GitHub and Twitter, or you can email me at zhgreen@gmail.com. If you feel like reading more, have a look around. Thanks for stopping by.

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