Migrating to Jekyll

Hi. Me, again.

I decided Textpattern wasn't working out for me very well, so I'm to give something radically different and a little more hacker-flavored a try. It's called Jekyll and it's pretty cool. Basically, I just have a Git repo that I load up with simple text files (using Markdown syntax), then use Git to push them to a remote repository. From there, a post-receive hook calls Jekyll to turn it into a static HTML site, which is spat out into my web directory. I think I'm going to like this, especially since Git is starting to become a staple in my day-to-day activities.

This is just a sample post to see how things are working out. In addition to the Jekyll backend swap, the front end design is going to be overhauled as well to something very clean and minimal, so stay tuned for that. I've already imported my posts from the old Textpattern site, though I'll probably have to back through and prune some links and img URLs, so pardon that.

My desire is that these changes will help to simplify and facilitate the blogging process, so I can more easily put what I want or need to say out there for the world.

That's it for now. Til next time, space cowboys.

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