A few years ago, I announced my intention of letting this blog go fallow. Obviously, things didn't turn out that way.
And while I haven't been posting here as regularly as I've wanted to, I still have a lot to say on the subject of Linux and free and open source software. However, not in this space anymore.
I'm going to be starting this blog fresh elsewhere, under a new name and a new domain. But don't worry about the posts that are here. They aren't going anywhere. I'll be converting this blog to a static site using Jekyll, but won't be posting here any longer.
As you probably know, I blog quite a bit. Not as much as I should in this space (sorry!), but quite a bit nonetheless.
WordPress is my blogging platform of choice. Mainly because it's powerful and flexible, as well as being easy to use. Due, in large part, to my work as a technology coach, I find myself investigating other blogging platforms. Sometimes, the proofs of concept that I create for my clients wind up being going concerns.
That happened with two such blogs, as well as my coaching site. They were spread across a pair of services that designed for static blogging. There was nothing really wrong with those services, aside from a few limitations that I ran up against. But I wanted to embrace my inner control freak a little more.
I didn't, however, want to create a PHP-based website or use a bulky content management system for the blogs. Instead, I kept things static. After looking at a few static website generators, I went with Jekyll (for a variety of reasons).
I won't say the transition was completely painless, but it wasn't too bad. Making that move let me embrace my inner geek a bit, too.
(Note: This post isn't a comprehensive guide to building a blog or website using Jekyll.)
2015 is year of changes for me. The biggest change is my aim to streamline my processes, my systems, and my tools.
I want to go back to basics with everything I do. That includes the Linux distro I use.
While I like Lubuntu (and still recommend it), I've been feeling the need to go lighter. You might recall that a year or so ago, I took elementary OS for a two-week test drive. My experience was more than favourable, but as I wrote at the time:
While I really like elementary OS, I see no compelling reason to switch over from Lubuntu. At least, for the moment.
The moment came the weekend of January 17, 2015.