New Site Migration - 2020-10-27
I'm giving a head's up that my site is going to undergo a massive migration (relatively) soon. I'm going to be changing servers, and I would like to take advantage of the situation to also change the base technology I'm using for my website.
For quite some time I've been using PHP, which has provided me with quite a bit of stability. But I've started to notice how much of a hassle it is, and how vulnerable some of the information that is not on my home computer is (e.g. my blog posts). It's also always been somewhat of a mess. I feel like I'm using a cannon to kill a fly. So in my quest to minimize the complexity of the technologies I use as much as possible, I've decided to switch to using a static site generator.
I'll write another blog post at some point on both the issue of minimizing technological complexity, and the technologies I'll be using for my website. But the important thing to note is that a lot of links are going to be broken. Basically everything except the home page. I'm still unsure as to when this is going to happen, I still have to finish porting my website (including all the blog posts), and setting up the new server. After that, I'll likely make the switch as soon as possible.
I know that this is probably a hassle for whomever reads my blog (the select few), especially since I had already done this last year. But hopefully this is the last time I have to do this... for maybe the next few years instead.