Some quick site updates

It’s been ages since I posted last but with good reason. (Although don’t I always say that!)

I’m currently in the process of moving blogging platforms to Hugo in hopes that I can shift away from my current hosting provider and host everything on GitHub. Working through several years worth of posts and making sure they have converted correctly from WordPress’ html to Markdown is a long and tedious process!

The site / theme itself is up and running on my PC and once I’ve managed to get all my posts checked I’ll be sending them over to GitHub and redirecting this site to there, so fear not if you find that the site looks a lot different one day.

If you’re keen to get a sneak peak at the new site then head over to GitHub and let me know what you think.

Once again, apologies for the slowdown in posting, but hopefully a new backend and easier way to write and post will mean that I’ll be less inclined to put off posting in favour of finding myself falling deep into a YouTube thread of related videos.

See you soon in Hugo!

Hello Old Friend

So as you may have noticed I’ve gone and swapped over to WordPress after running Ghost for most of the last year and a bit.

While Ghost really is a fantastic writing experience and shows a lot of promise as a blogging platform, it is still far behind WordPress in terms of supporting third party plugins and the current rate of progress with Ghost’s API means that I’ll probably have to wait a lot longer for it to reach anywhere close to the same level as WordPress. Continue reading Hello Old Friend

Moving to Octopress

So the first thing you might notice if you’ve been here before is that the site looks vastly different from before. Previously I was running it on an instance of Ghost 0.4.1. The second thing you might notice is that the site is no longer hosted on kibayanse.com, but rather a vanity URL – terrancebrown.me

So why the change? I love trying out new tech and software and my blogging is no stranger to that. I’d tried out Octopress a month or two back and liked it. It’s simple and yet at the same time gives you a lot of power over customization without sacrificing speed. Since it’s a static site generator it also does all the data grinding before pushing your site up to the internet. This means you won’t have to worry about dealing with a database that might make your site less responsive. Continue reading Moving to Octopress