About

This site is reachable via two domains: ai6ua.net and tyrfingr.is - tyrfingr was my old hacks domain, while AI6UA is my amateur radio callsign.

I was getting tired of the hassle of dealing with Hakyll and I just wanted something cleaner, more plaintexty - but with link support [1]. I've been using Pelican and netlify for a while for another site, and it's working pretty well, so I figured I'd give it a go for a main site. It seems less likely to have problems on multiple operating systems, and it seemed better than setting up a gopher site [2].

The goal, then, is to communicate and write more, including, hopefully more than just tech stuff.

I kicked this rebuilt site off in the middle of April, 2019; I've imported posts from my old devlogs and blog, and I think I have a system in place that will facilitate writing and sharing thoughts more efficiently than before.

[1]And footnotes. There's gonna be so many footnotes.
[2]Regretfully, I no longer remember how to write a gophermap. I think my phlog (which was hosted on an O2 running OpenBSD!) died in the move to California.

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The output of this site is HTML5 and CSS3, no Javascript. It's generated using Pelican; posts are written in ReST via emacs [3]. I do use the page-hierarchy plugin to get it to output a proper hierarchy and the monospace theme to get a clean site. It's deployed to netlify on pushes to the git master branch [4], which handles the Lets Encrypt [5] deployment - but importantly, it'd be just as easy to push the output elsewhere (and the Makefile has an rsync target for doing just this) should the need arise.

[3]Just as importantly, I can use mg, nvi, or any other editor without needing a bunch of support. I really liked writing and publishing with org-mode, but it's not widely properly supported.
[4]This workflow is absolutely great. Pelican has a devserver to preview the site before it's deployed, then netlify handles the actual production deploy.
[5]All the work I put into CFSSL continues to pay off...