Blog Migration CompletePublish date: Sep 6, 2018
My blog migration is finally complete! The technology stack I’m using is an exciting progression of the theme of the last few technology stacks I’ve used.
I’ve always attempted to stick with formats that would be good long-term archives of my data. The stack should be open, with the ability to easily move hosting providers or even core parts of the stack. The newest platform stack that I’m using:
- The core of the site is kept as markdown, but I’m now using the Hugo static site generator. Hugo is written in Go, so far less dependencies and far quicker then Jekyll, that I used in the past.
- Moved the main Git hosting to gitlab. The main reason being that gitlab supports free private repos. This repo is public, but for other projects, I may wish to use a private repo, and would prefer to keep my cost down.
- Mail still handled by Google since I’m grandfathered into the “Free” tier of Google Apps.
- DNS hosted by Digital Ocean, which is provided is completely for free! I still use them for VPS, and probably for any custom Microservices that might not fit within a Lambda function/Azure Function/etc.
The migration was also a time to remind myself on what I’ve done in the past. Just to record it
- 2009: Google site on https://www.stevenmiller.info. It still exists, mainly to keep links alive for my 2010 Maker Faire Project the Moo Machine
- 2011: Dokuwiki site at https://www.avrgeek.com I still own the domain, but just need to get redirection working again.
- 2014: Dokuwiki site, but moved to https://www.r15cookie.com and hosting by Digitial Ocean.
- 2015: Jekyll Site at https://www.r15cookie.com, with some migration from Dokuwiki