11 Feb 2009

Moved my blog to GitHub Pages

It’s been a while since I made a big blogging change - I’ve been on Wordpress for a pretty long time now and have generally liked it, but the theme wasn’t so hot and the general zeitgiest of my postings have veered much more into programming than politics over the last year or so. So, I thought it might be time for a change.

As of this post, my blogging software of choice is Jekyll and my new hosting provider is GitHub Pages. Which is pretty cool for me, since I am part of the small team here at GitHub.

In the past, I have had two catastrophic data losses from my hosting providers losing a good number of my posts. Each time I thought I would finally remember to setup something that would back them up, but I never did. Now I finally have a secure backup for my blog data, since everything is done via a Git repository. How it works is I keep the source for my blog in a specially named GitHub repository and every time I push to it, GitHub pixies automagically generate my static blog pages for me.

So, now my blog and content are all available via a public Git repository, if you’re interested in using it for anything. I copied the theme and javascript from Michael Bleigh, and you’re welcome to copy it from me, in turn (do remember to credit Michael, though).

I do love GitHub.

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