Starting Over (Again)

At the beginning of this year, I decided to ditch Wordpress in favor of a static site. To that end, I pulled all of the posts down into static HTML files, set up a redirect so that all the old URLs pointed to the right pages, then created a git repository on the server that I could push new content to. The only drawback was that I had to craft the RSS feed by hand (I didn't find any static site generators I liked working with, started writing one, then lost interest).

After two posts, I didn't touch it again.

In the interim, two changes have occurred. One, I've taken a serious liking to Markdown. I've used it enough now that I find writing HTML, and even plain text, annoying. The second thing is that I played around with Ghost and got hooked. Wordpress seems like a clunky beast in comparison. And Ghost's Markdown editor is a pleasure to write in.

In the past month or so, I've been missing having a place to write about my D projects. I'm getting close to announcing a major update to all of the Derelict packages and need somewhere to write about it. Given my new affinity for Ghost and Markdown, I decided just to scrap all the old stuff and start afresh with Ghost. I don't miss the old posts at all.

It's a reincarnation rather than a resurrection, but The One With D lives again. I'll try not to let it die this time.