w00t! I know. And I understand. I just can imagine how does this actually sound and look. But before you come to false prejudices, I kindly ask you to allow me explain first and read further.
For the past two years, the only engine that powered my sites was Chyrp. Admittedly, this habit has grown into an addiction, that I will very likely retain for at least the next thousand years.
Why the heck?
I’ve always wanted to blog about things I’m constantly doing and learning. As much as I do have a strong desire for it, turned it was harder than I have ever thought. There’s a lot of bright minds out there that share insight on a variety of interesting subjects. Undeniably, we learn a lot from these other bloggers' fruitful articles.
Considering that technology was always my topic of choice, and the niche I’ve tried to concentrate on all my wetware capabilities, ever since I purchased this domain, my intentions were to share my development logs with my readers, friends and developers alike. You never know, someone might also benefit from my writings as well. And in addition to that, I want to improve my writing skills.
The REASON: Just recently, the guys at AppFog announced that their sister-service PHPFog will be shutting down on January 25th. As PHPFog was generously providing the Cloud for Chyrp and my blog, that wasn’t a very joyous news to read. On the other hand, migrating to AppFog has it’s drawbacks, one of them being the lack of persistent storage, and that is not very reliable for my needs.
So I needed to do something about this domain. As I don’t generate any income from my blog, I didn’t see a reason to pay for hosting. So I had to look for a free and sustainable alternative.
What about Chyrp’s hosting?, I hear you ask. I already have migrated Chyrp to another server. Rest assured it is being taken good care of. This brings me to start using Jekyll and GitHub Pages.
This layout is a total ripoff off Miloš Hadžić. I’ve been a minimalist design maniac ever since I delved into the Web universe, and I wanted a clean design that is pleasant to read. I landed on his site and didn’t look further no more.
Of course I will be changing the design by either creating a new theme or tweaking this a lot. Either way, it is going to be extreme minimalistic. If you have comments of any kind, please don’t hesitate to write to me. I’ll be very glad to receive positive criticism and smart suggestions.