While researching hosting a CMS (again) for @CarmenNave I ran across a very smart article about ditching the CMS model altogether for small personal sites.
Like many coders, I was in love with building a solution based on their pet technology (in my case, I wanted an excuse to make a Linux [well, DD-WRT], Lua, Lighttpd, SQLite thingy) but I also knew that I wanted something lighter weight and easier to maintain.
But simply adding the lightest front-end in the form of Prose.io sealed the deal. Since my blog has been languishing on a dying OpenBSD/mini-ITX edge-box, and then moved (sort of) to Tumblr, why not give it a try and then use that as a model for Carmen?
So, yeah. I’m not done yet. I have to decided how much, if any, of the content from the old clevermonkey.org site I want to import. I obviously have to learn HTML5, Liquid, and CSS.
But, being able to add content via Prose.io to a GitHub Pages site that auto-builds as necessary is a win, and that is why this site is live. I’m writing this via Prose.io right now, and it is pretty slick.
So, lots is going to change, and even more is going to appear a little dead. But the plan at this stage is for this to be the new home of clevermonkey.org.
Consider it part of a life in progress.