Crazy, innit? I tried to start a blog a few years ago but stopped because nobody was reading it. Now that there's some interest, here goes for round 2.
This blog is a set of static pages auto-generated by a
script. I decided to roll my own blog engine after being disappointed
with various off-the-shelf solutions (most of which do not generate
static pages well). The computer that runs this site is an overworked
Amazon EC2 instance that doesn't need to deal with pushing three
should let me push much more actual content if I need to, which
might let me do fancy stuff like just listing every post in a category
instead of having to page through them, because these previews take up
less than 1 kB each - the one for this post was 863 bytes at the time
of writing, and that means I can have several thousand posts up
before such an index page approaches the size of "modern"
webpages. (for comparison, reddit.com loads 3.63 MB, google.com loads
1.53 MB, and cnn.com loads 10.78 MB with an ad blocker)
I figure people aren't coming to this blog looking for the pinnacle in web design either. I'm a systems programmer. The extent of my web design knowledge is Solarized and KISS. Works well enough for plain text.
I promise most of the content on here will not be web dev technical stuff or complaining about the state of the Internet - it's just that the current project I'm working on is, well, this blog engine. Other content should arrive shortly.