Migrating from Octopress to Jekyll

After dreading the migration of this site from Octopress 2 to Jekyll for years, I finally found the will to do it today. The process was actually very straight-forward and took me just a couple of hours (most of which I spent trying to find new a theme for the site and tweaking it afterwards).

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Back in Black

After 3 years of “waiting” for Octopress 31, I’ve decided I waited long enough. Today I (spontaneously) migrated my blog to a vanilla Jekyll setup and I tweaked a bit its appearance. I’m reasonably pleased with the result and I finally don’t have any excuses not to write.2

I realized recently that it has been over 10 years since my first blog post.3 I’ve started my humble writing “career” with Wordpress, then switched to Octopress, and now here we are. One thing never really changed, though - the quality of my writing. It was always abysmally bad, as were many of the topics I wrote on. It’s really fun to look back on all of this - I was reading some of my old articles, in the process of migrating the blog to Jekyll, and I couldn’t believe some of the things I wrote. I hope this means I’m getting wiser with age…

In the mean time I’ve started another blog, called Meta Redux. I plan to do most of my (serious) writing there, but I might write an occasional short article or two here as well. My rough idea is to use Meta Redux as a platform for my more creative writing, and to use (think) for random stuff, small tips, etc.

Anyways, lately I’ve had this burning desire to share so many thoughts and that really got me excited about writing. Let’s see if I’ll do better this time around, or I’ll simply fail one more time…

CIDER 0.9

CIDER 0.9 is finally out and it’s our best release yet (believe it or not)! It took a lot more time than I originally anticipated, but at least we managed to ship in time for EuroClojure!

There are a ton of important changes and new features in 0.9 and now I’ll go quickly through some of them.

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Octopress 3.0

Can’t wait for Octopress 3.0 to be released! Octopress 2 is killing me and I was seriously considering going back to a plain Jekyll blog, before I saw 3.0 is right around the corner.

Any day now…

Update: Never got to upgrade to Octopress 3.0. Eventually (3 years later), I went back to Jekyll. If only I had done this earlier!