Tuesday, October 1, 2019

My name's Chris. Welcome to my new website.

This is the third(?) time I've redesigned this page from the ground up, and hopefully it'll be the last for a while, at least architecturally. I've wanted something I can update with relative ease for a while now, and the solution I've come up with is hopefully that.

This static blog is generated automatically by a small C application I wrote called cld-ssg. It allows me to write content in markdown and, on a push to the repo, it will generate the html files for the post(s), index, and archive, and additionally copy any additional files I deem necessary into the appropriate locations. Keeps things nice and simple for me to maintain and update.

I really enjoy writing, but prior setups (Wordpress, Jekyll) felt like they got more in the way than out of my way. By spinning up my own I know all it's little quirks and can either work around them or fix them myself. It's nice.

Now that the blog is back up and running I can start my next project, which happens to be a game idea I'm coming back to after a bit of a hiatus. Expect posts on that, and other stuff too. I'm going to treat this blog as my way of posting to the web ('cause social media sucks). So keep an eye here if you're interested in what I'm up to, game development or otherwise.