Since 2010

Octopress is, for about the fourth time, running on a new platform. This time I’ve gone for Octopress, which uses a static blogging engine called Jekyll.

The original incarnation of was a Squarespace site, and at some point during the early 2010’s I switched to WordPress on a horrific cPanel hosting plan. After suffering through that experience (the hosting part - I quite enjoyed using Wordpress) for a couple of years I switched back to Squarespace.

The thing is, a Squarespace site costs money, and almost nobody visits this place, so it just wasn’t financially worth renewing the account earlier this month.

It seemed a shame to just toss away all the content though, and since I already had a DigitalOcean droplet for running other bits-and-bobs I use, I spun up an additional Apache virtual host on that server, and here we are. The site still functions, all the old content has been preserved, and apart from my own time it hasn’t cost me anything.

As you were.