January 10, 2018
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
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.