Hello World

I’m just getting things set up with this new blog. I’ve been hearing about this movement towards static-generated blogs for a while now, ever since reading this article about the Obama Campaign’s fundraising platform. The idea of stepping away from databases and convulated CMS’s and PHP attracted me.

This site is built with Jekyll. After seeing how simple the template syntax was (based on LiquidMarkup, not unlike Django or Jinja2’s syntax), I was sold. Furthermore, learning that Github would post the site for free made it a no-brainer.

So, now this page is up, hosted for free by Github and running a modified version of Zach Holman’s Left theme augmented with some pieces from JekyllBootstrap.