ritchie macapinlac.com

This is my playground! Damnit!

I only post on this site once in a blue moon (according to super scientific research a max of 3 times a year) when I do post, it is usually a result of:

Or some combination of the 3. I'm sure there are some therapy sessions that can get me to the root cause but for now, I'll stick to heavy procrastination (because it lets me update this website when I do).

At the time of this writing, I broke my homelab Ansible scripts and some of the services stopped working (ugh DNS). I was up until 3am only to give up and restart everything at 8am the next day. Everything is working now.

I also recently found Middleman which seems like a better static site generator for me. Jekyll was good, but I didn't really like the way it organized it's files. There wasn't anything wrong with it. It just didn't feel right.

Middleman is like Ruby on Rails but with Markdown and static sites. There is a minimalist appeal to it.

I have the advantage with not having a lot of content is that it was pretty easy to manually move all of the content. (all 11 posts. embarassing!) I considered migrating a whole lot of older posts from 2001 but holy smokes most of those posts have zero value. Think twitter stream of conssciousness but on a personal site. 3 days later… I've gone down the archive.org rabbit hole and will probably migrate some content.

There has been an interesting feature that Evan Travers' has had on his site that I lifted and shifted (with one small code change). It just worked and I learned about the <details> and <summary> tags.

Look, this is going to be truly an iterative approach. So let me throw it out there, I'd like to migrate content off Archive.org and keep updating the design. Plus I'm a bit rusty with web development and there is a lot to catch up on.