I remember the thrill of using Webmonkey to learn HTML in the mid-90’s in Boulder CO, publishing my first website in 1996 and hosting it on my university’s unix servers. Today, I still hand-code probably too much of this site. I enjoy having total control (and responsibility 🤔) over the look & feel, and speed, and I revel in the ability to self-publish and share things with the world from my tiny home office in North London.

How does it work?

This is a static site made with Hugo to replace an old WordPress site. It uses Amazon CloudFront as a content delivery network and Amazon S3 as the origin making the site extremely fast and secure. And it costs less than £0.20 a month to host.

I considered using one of the many, beautiful free themes out there but (embracing the DIY spirit) decided to design and code my own. It uses Twitter Bootstrap, Sass (for custom CSS), and PUG templates (since Hugo no longer supportsACE. It deploys in seconds with the AWS-CLI via a Docker image. The type is good ol’ Helvetica.

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