Blog / Acrylamid


For a long while I've wanted to host this blog rather than utilize a service like Google's blogger. My biggest hesitation was blogging software tends to be a common means of getting pwned. I could write straight HTML, but then the content is mingled with the markup - it feels dirty. FrontPage you say? Well, that's just not cool enough.

Enter Acrylamid, a simple, but powerful means of generating a static website. Out of the box, it supports:

To convert the contents of the old blog, I downloaded it using Google Takeout. Through a com­bi­na­tion of xpath, html2text, and some python hackery, I converted the previous entries to markdown.

For styling, I'm utilized the responsive template from Initializr. While I've used both Bootstrap and their HTML5 reset in the past, this is the first time I've gone responsive. It's sur­pris­ing­ly straight forward and seems to work well on my android devices.

But wait! Where are the comments? Sorry folks - no comments. I debated about using a service like Disqus, but I just dislike the idea of including a third-party service (and con­se­quen­tial­ly tracking) on my site. If you have feedback, see the about page. There are numerous means of com­mu­ni­cat­ing with me there.

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