Hello Website

This entry is relevant to the older method of hosting this blog. I have moved to Blogger.com since then, but keeping this note just in case/archival purposes.

This website is a Lektor creation. It was created by Armin Ronacher, and you can read more about the anecdote for it here.

My own personal website has been vagrant, sometimes a plain HTML sitting in Web 1.0 hosting service, just a sandbox for AJAX/MySQL scripts. The last avatar was a Gatsby (nodejs) static website served out of this very GitHub. But given my aversion to all forms and manners of JS frameworks, I went looking for the following:

  • a simple site
  • that can be regularly updated
  • but doesn't need a complex CMS
  • and can be hosted for free
  • bonus marks if interesting to use

Lektor checks all the boxes since

  • it spins out a static site
  • that has a simple blogging feature
  • but works from my laptop (pseudo CMS)
  • and saves output to GitHub
  • bonus marks since it's a nifty use of Python Flask

The author of Lektor is also the engineer behind Jinja, Werkzeug, and Flask, so that bonus point isn't a surprise. Since the Lektor desktop application is available only for OS X, I am running the dev version on my Ubuntu PC.

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