By neildaemond, an 'any-stack' hacking grasshopper.
Taking notes while tinkering

New Blog

I’ve finally started a new blog at

It’s bare at the moment, but hopefully my newly chosen blogging platform will allow me to be more efficient while writing posts. I have big plans for how I’m going to organize all of the varying content.

I have been meaning to switch over to a static page generator, but have been busy with other projects. It’s a shame that I’ve been away from blogging because I’ve learned so much and explored so many cool technologies over the past 2 years. I do wish I wrote about it to share some knowledge with anyone else looking into the same things and better remember what it was I was working on.

To generate this blog, I’m using Hugo and I’m hoping very much that I can get it to do what I plan to do with it. I’m already loving that fact that I can now type in markdown in vim as opposed to a webform admin backend :)

Blogging In Vim using

Although there are many site generators nowadays(I tried Hackyll before this because I wanted more practice with Haskell), the main reason I chose Hugo is that is has such a small installation footprint and it’s designed to have more structured data than the average blogging engine. I welcomed the idea of playing with Go for the first time :).

Now, I’m anxious to start utilizing Taxonomies, getting into writing more advanced functions via the Go templating and even creating plugins if need arises. After just glancing at a few of Go’s beginner tutorials, I’m liking what I see since I prefer a coding syntax with with more symbols and brackets as I find them easier to parse in my head.

The site design is using Zurb’s foundaiton and I’ve created my own Hugo template for this site. I’ve modified the gruntfile slightly so that when a new css file is generated, it will be copied into the static folder.

Anyways, there’s still much more to do on this blog before I can begin properly documenting my tales.