A fresh start

"start here" written on the ground with pink chalk Welcome to my new personal blog !

Wait... what ? Why a new blog, what's going on here and what's gonna happen on the previous one ? What's the URL of the previous one already ? Alright, then, let's start by answering questions about what already exists, and then talk about the future.

Oh, and if you don't know who I am, I suggest you take a look at this page. You'll know me better after this.

About the "previous" blog

If you speak french, go have a read at Another Home Page. This is the "previous" blog. Well, not so previous, I do intend to keep it online, and if time and will allow, I'll write again on it. Moreover, I still use the anotherhomepage.org domain name for a lot of stuff, including personal e-mails, so it's here to stay.

Then why this ?

The truth is, I wanted to experiment more. Another Home Page works great, a little too great, almost boring. Boring should be good, right ? But it's not only about the blogging software. To sum it up, here is what I'd like to try :

  • writing in English;
  • using a different blogging software, something that's not the usual suspects (read: not Wordpress/Drupal/Joomla/insert your favorite PHP CMS);
  • I do not want to impact my existing stuff (I'm wondering if writing about it on this page is not already impacting all the existing stuff).

So, trying to write blog posts from Vim, in English, using a static blog generator seems like a good idea, at least not a boring one. And if this does not work out, I could simple park it in a free tier Amazon S3, Github Pages or somewhere else to avoid the maintenance burden.

What content is going to land where ?

I usually write about sysadmin, Free software, and other technical stuff. So I think I'll write them here in English, and translate them in French for the Another Home Page blog. If I'm not too lazy.

Thanks for reading, I hope you'll come back soon !

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