Hello, World!

Posted on 2017-12-21

So, a blog you say?

It has been my intention for a long time to setup a static home page where I can publish articles and share thoughts. Unfortunately I haven’t prioritized this high enough and so it has taken me a lot longer than what I would have liked.

I’ve been shopping around for static site generators, briefly trying out JavaScript and NodeJS based options before finally settling on Hakyll. The main motivation for this is that I have a fondness for functional programming and always liked Haskell. Alas, I have not been able to use it for work and neither that much for personal projects. The only way to get better at Haskell and purely functional programming is to use purely functional languages, so this is a start.

Hakyll uses Pandoc to render all kinds of markup formats, including Org. Last Christmas1 I decided to spend the holiday trying out Spacemacs. Being a long-time Vim user I had never really considered switching to Emacs, but The Internet™ persuaded me to try due to Evil mode and it’s (allegedly) awesome Vim emulation. Well, it’s been almost a year now and I have not looked back. Why am I telling you this!? Well, being a recent Emacs convertite, I’ve naturally also stumbled on Org. Writing Org in Emacs is far superior to using e.g. Markdown, in my opinion2.

I don’t have very large expectations of putting out article after article in a regular fashion, but hopefully I’ll get some sporadic inspirations motivating me to write.

Footnotes


  1. ♬ I gave you my heart… ♬

  2. Blog posts can easily start out from a simple capture, or a note taken from my cell phone. A perfect topic for an upcoming post!