It has been over TWO years since my last article on this site. I have been pretty busy with work and all and well… same old, same old.
It’s not that I didn’t have time to write articles, it’s a mixture of different things:
- I’ve been neglecting this site, in favor of other projects.
- this site was running an old version of the Nanoc static site generator.
- …that in turn was running on an old version of Ruby.
- …and I am not really using Ruby anymore nowadays.
I’ve always been fascinated by the IndieWeb as a bold response to being subjugated by the proprietary web of Facebook, Google, Twitter et al. I am not a social user and I’ve never been one: I just can’t wrap my head around the concept of essentially giving my own creations (content, in this case) to a corporation for free, without proper credit.
I’ve owned my own web site since 2004, and I am a proud believer of essentially all the IndieWeb Principles. They make logical sense to me; in particular the one concerning selfdogfooding —a horrible term for a very noble cause.
So I decided to ditch Nanoc. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it, and it is also an open source project, but I really wanted to build my own tool to publish content on the web.