New Blog, who dis?

Posted on Nov 15, 2023
tl;dr: Moved my blog to cloudfront and hugo. Why? Because I love terraform.

So, there was a bit of a shock last month when I got my usual digitalocean bill – it had jumped to nearly $500. While I’ve got a nice job, I don’t want to spend large sums of money every month that basically do nothing but sit idle; it’s time to kill off my bloghost instance. Moving this blog off to cloudflare is the last step in that journey.

My thoughts on Ghost

If you’re wanting a medium like experience, ghost is probably the best bang for the buck. To be honest, I never got past the fact that it would capitalize damn near every ‘i’ when you used it to start a word, but, that was one of the quirks of the editors that I grew to live with. I’ve had and used ghost for about 4 years…and let’s be honest: most folks just don’t look at my blog every day to keep tabs on me. Hugo works better for my needs and integrates into my very minimialistic server setup


I will still use DigitalOcean for some things, but, the days of living in its current home are probably numbered. I need to identify and implement a strong nightly automated backup system for my files and stick to that. I had been using zmanda for the longest time, but, I do need to switch eventually: more than likely, I’ll move to duplicity.

With this migrated, we can bid you a fond farewell, bloghost:

root@bloghost:~# uptime
 21:31:30 up 1592 days, 23:32,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

Yeah, it’s time that bloghost get the Ole Yeller treatment…Travis, grab me the gun, I’ll do it.