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I decided to try to try and get back on the blogging bandwagon. This will be where that happens.

I found my previous attempts encumbered by heavier blogging platforms that required a little more effort to work with. This left me putting off various posts until eventually they just didn’t happen at all. For this attempt, I’m trying Octopress. So far, I’m happy with it.

Octopress has a number of features that I like over other platforms I’ve tried in the past:

  • Static content generation (Less attack surface)
  • Markdown formatting for posts
  • Rake integration for creating posts, pages, etc..
  • Github Pages support
  • Git workflow for pushing updates, etc.

In short, it’s lighter weight and fits better with tools I already use frequently. This should make it less burdensome and thus lead to more posts from me. Or at least, that’s the plan.

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