New Blog System

January 9, 2010

GravatarBy Michael Snoyman

I decided I would like to streamline my domain name by making the homepage my blog. I've always considered Wordpress to be a temporary solution as it is too heavy for my needs, so I finally decided to bite the bullet and make my own blog system.

It's nothing fancy, but it allows me to make my blog posts in Vim and track them with Git, so I consider it a significant improvement to my wordflow.

I decided to outsource comments to Disqus; I don't have much experience with them, so I wouldn't mind hearing any feedback on it.

And as you might guess, it's built on Yesod Web Framework. This blog was the final project in my queue before tidying up Yesod for its first release. Currently, it has some major space leaks, some of which come from underlying libraries. Once those are addressed, I'll try to do some basic code clean-up, document a bit more and release!

Also, expect this blog to contain a significant increase in web development discussions as I move from developing a web framework to developing web sites.


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