Why a Static Website?

I keep moving this site all over the internet. It has been hosted with InMotion, DigitalOcean, Cloudflare, Firebase, and now AWS S3 and Google Cloud Storage. I once developed a CMS (Content Management System) for this site, then I put the site into Wordpress, and now I’m using Hugo the static site generator. Database driven websites were the coolest back in the day, but now static sites are better. By making the site static, it speeds up the site since there are no connections to a database or complicated queries. [Read More]

New site built with Hugo

I recently moved this site from shared hosting to being hosted on an Ubuntu server at home. Next, I installed a plugin that produces a static version of your Wordpress site and uploaded that to Google’s Firebase. I would rather keep my website in a Git repository instead of PHP and MySQL. There is another Wordpress plugin that will export all your content to Hugo compatible files that I used to migrate my content. [Read More]

URL Shortener built with Cloudflare Workers KV

Cloudflare introduced a new service called Workers that I used to build a URL Shortener. Other cloud companies have something similar. Google has Cloud Functions and Amazon has Lambda. Since this “serverless” thing is starting to catch on I decided to build something as a way to learn more about it. At first I built an image hosting site, as I usually do when learning about new technologies. I incorporated DigitalOcean’s Spaces for my storage. [Read More]