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Jekyll: How to write an Include function

Getting Jekyll running was a little bit of a kerfuffle since I needed to update Ruby, but then Jekyll couldn't find the right version. Eventually this was resolved and I got Jekyll's out of the box test site up and running. The fact that Jekyll has a test server that runs on your development machine is very convenient, even if it doesn't run server side includes and the like. Read more

Out with Drupal, in with Jekyll

So, after getting my second Drupal critical attack warning in 5 years (or so), I thought: enough’s enough. This CMS stuff is too big a hacker target and too fragile. Time to replace Drupal with something like Blosxom or something else lightweight and small. A little bit of research showed that the new thing was static site generators, where a suite of tools help you generate your site (and help manage the blogginess) on your development platform (aka. home computer) then push the changes out to the web server, all as static pages. The fact that all the points on this devil’s advocate list of why not use a static site generator all sounded good to me meant I was on the right track.

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