Getting back ownership of my content

After Twitter’s recent events, I decided to reorganize a bit the way I publish things online.

I’ve always been a fan of the Indie Web movement and have tried to apply their principles. This website should have been my central place to publish things and broadcast them everywhere.

But I had a friction issue.

Until today this website was based on a static website generator. As awesome as they are, they require you to be at your laptop to commit to fit and run the hooks to build and deploy.[1]

I wanted to be able to publish from my smartphone and forget about it.

That’s why I went back to WordPress, which I haven’t touched since 2020. Default theme, simple settings and done with it.

This is similar to what I did with Linux: for many years Archlinux was my main OS, but then I got tired of the rolling release approach and all the caveats that come with it. I just wanted something solid to work.

So here it is, yet another life for this website. I know it won’t be the last.

PS I wrote this post from my smartphone with the WordPress iOS app.

[1] yes I know you can attach them to some CMS or use the GitHub interface to publish…yadda yadda. As I said, a lot of fiddling.






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