Alex C. Viana's blog

Posted Sun 17 November 2013

The Trouble with Tech Blogs

the trouble with poetry is
that it encourages the writing of more poetry
- Billy Collins, The Trouble with Poetry

To paraphrase one of my favorite poets, the trouble with tech blogs is that they encourage the writing of more tech blogs. The Internet probably doesn't need another tech blog but I think this will be a fun way for me to both share and keep track of what I'm working on. Hopefully, some people will at least find it entertaining if not helpful.

I tried to start this blog over a year ago with Octopress. I'd never worked with ruby before but I immediately feel in love with the idea of static HTML generated from Markdown. It seemed so elegant yet customizable, definitely a hacker's blogging platform. Of course I almost immediately broke the deploy step to GitHub and got pulled away to other projects. Then I stumbled across Pelican earlier this year, which is the same idea as Octopress but in Python! After several false starts I now finally have a working blog again!

And so another tech blog begins!

Category: Work
Tags: pelican