Ever since my (now former) hosting provider, Greenqloud, changed directions back last September and shutdown its public cloud offering, my site has been in a state of limbo. My lack of any posts for over a year didn’t help the matter either. So I did what any rational person would(n’t) do. I yanked the cord, brushed up on my Ruby and Liquid, and rebuilt the whole thing from scratch.

That’s what you are seeing right now. A new site for a new year. Is it any better? Probably not. It’s different though, I’ll let you decide:

One of the earliest versions. Had a nifty time-to-read indicator. Pretty boring otherwise.
Previous version. It was heavily inspired by Trevor Bedford’s site. Spot the resemblance?

Best features of the new site? I really like that I now have the following things:

  • A dedicated photos section. I like having everything self-hosted and in one place.

  • The about page has the version information for the software used to build the site.

  • Both the HTML and PDF versions of my CV are perfectly synced up thanks to Pandoc.

  • The revision history of a post is extracted from git and shown under each one. Why? Because I can.

I’m also changing the focus of content on this website. I intend to use it as a running list of interesting software tweaks and solutions that I’ve found useful and I want to keep track of. I would also like to have more exploratory posts where I dive into interesting problems.

Most importantly, everyone’s favorite hypotrochoid is still featured on the site. New year, new site, same hypotrochoid.