Cleaner, Better, Faster
I've never really known what to do with my personal site. Over the years it's been a dumping ground for links to different projects, and played host to various half-hearted attempts at blogging. But it's never really had much in the way of an actual purpose.
I decided to start afresh and relaunch this site with more of a focus. After speaking to the guys from Techzing, I'm going to hunker down and focus my efforts on learning Go really well, with the aim of possibly doing some consultancy work around it in the future. So over the coming months and maybe even years, I hope to create a lot of useful content for anyone else doing the same.
Because it's also full redesign of the site, I'll do a little colophon.
The site is now static content, although I use Sass for stylesheets and Markdown for writing blog posts (both of which are compiled on my local machine before publication). Some custom Go code handles the routing and templating, and it's all hosted on Heroku.
For development I used Ubuntu as my operating system, Sublime Text as my editor, Git for version control, and Dropbox for real-time backups.
So with the mandatory first new post out of the way, I'm looking forward to doing a lot more with this site in the future!