Local WP is nice, but no.
I just figured why you give me so much trouble.
Playing with an instance of WordPress on my computer by way of Local and I’m at a loss. What’s that big friendly-looking thing with the unobtrusive buttons? Where are the 150 things I need to remember for a single post?
Well, they’re probably in the part where I’d need to make sure everything is up to date. With the static site once it’s up I don’t have to care about it any more.
My brain hurts.
I felt like Fezzik.
Well, I haven’t fought one person for so long. I’ve been specialised in groups, battling gangs for local charities, that kind of thing.
Only — you know. Smaller. Not so intimidating.
You use different moves when you’re fighting half a dozen people, than when you only have to be worried about one
Nah, I’ll stick with my overcomplicated site workflow for now.
I have a society6 shop
Okay I’ve had one for a while. But I put something on it.
Buy a mug. A phone case. A backpack. A credenza?! YES!
Collect them all!
Incidentally, there appears to be a sale going on now. Discounts on everything.
Even the credenza.
SSG is for putterers
I often see “such and such static site generator is simple!” tweets, and wonder what exactly they’re comparing it to. DIY dentistry perhaps?
As much as I love puttering with static site generators, “puttering” is the main charm of an SSG. The hooks to customize are right there on the surface. Heck some SSGs are nothing but hooks. And having everything in a git repository is just a developer-focused version of a smart backup plan.
For the Jamstack side of things, I’m not sure I see the advantage of relying on a load of external services over oh say for example having a database and an internal comment system. You know, like Wordpress. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot in relation to my own site leaning so much on webmention.io.
Accidental Renaissance: The rolling contest
Somebody posted their pic to Imgur. I saw it on Reddit. I spent more time scrutinizing this image than I’ll admit. It’s just so perfect. It couldn’t possibly be accidental. Could it?
This is art.
Work Break with Eleventy
Forced myself to take a couple hours out of a ridiculous work schedule to putter on the site. Trying out something with Eleventy and the eleventy-base-blog starter.
Squiggly Spaceship Thing
I drew this a few months ago — but my site flow’s had a bug which I haven’t had time to fix until the holiday weekend. So it’s a good candidate for testing.