Devlog #20

Posted on Sun 10 January 2021 in Devlog

It's difficult not to talk about or think about the attempted insurrection that occurred on US soil earlier this week. My hope is that everyone involved, including many of the politicians who instigated this are ousted from their positions and that they see justice. We cannot just ignore it. People need to understand and see that what happened is not okay. In addition to that, many policies need to be passed to ensure something like this never happens again. I strongly feel improving education, preventing misinformation from spreading, making it easier to vote, and keeping corporate money out of politics would go a long way towards helping.

Anyway, I just had to get that out there. Now, on to other things.

Over the past week or so I have been looking into alternate static-site-generators. Specifically, Hugo. It does have quite a steep learning curve and I thought about giving up several times. This morning, I finally finished converting Synaptik over from WordPress to a Hugo generated site. It's ugly as sin, but it's faster -- and more secure -- than what was there before.

I think the next thing I will look at is converting SynaptikLabs over to Pelican. It seems a lot easier to use as a blogging platform.