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Moved WhatsaMetaFor.io Blog Content Here

I'm excited to share that I've moved my blog to MikeLev.in, a better platform for hosting my blog. I'm also learning Jekyll and Liquid, two powerful tools that will give me more control over my site. Come check out my blog and see how I'm using them!

I'm Excited to Announce My Move to MikeLev.in, and Learning Jekyll and Liquid!

By Michael Levin

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Surprise! I just moved all the blog posts I’ve been doing on whatsametafor.io (for lack of a better site) over to MikeLev.in, which is a better site. It has quite a bit of history built up and is where I migrated my old HostMonster WordPress site over to, under Github.io (now Github Pages). But because of how that migrated wordpress blog (now markdown files) sat in the folder, it was difficult to blend in my new system.

But that was really only a matter of taking the time to sort things out. I’m slowly learning Jekyll. I also looked at Hyde and Hugo. But honestly, even though Jekyll is based on Ruby which doesn’t thrill me, it’s so tied to Github and widely supported and too big to fail (or stall-out like Hyde) that it’d be silly to switch. And since it’s all just driven by markdown files which are just plain text files, I could always switch from static-site-generator to static-site-generator (SSG) with just a easy transform script. I think all I’d have to do is alter the template system and frontmatter.

Jekyll’s template system is called Liquid. It’s not the most mainstream one in the world, but it’s not so different from the popular Django-like double-curly-bracket stuff that it would be hard to transform. I’m sure there’s existing packages that do it. So I’m not going to sweat it. Forge on ahead, learning the Liquid templating system to assert some control over my sites.