Groundhog Day Resolutions Kickoff 2022!

Groundhog Day Resolutions Kickoff 2022!

Ah, February 2nd! For this year, I’ll be writing my GHDR review on my new site, which I’m building using the Hugo static site generator with a few custom Javascript tools.

There are several advantages to static site generation:

  • It’s more secure because there is no server-side script language to interpret, as Hugo generates plain HTML files. WordPress, by comparison, uses a scripting language called PHP that runs programs on every page access, and it is kind of a security nightmare.

  • Because Hugo generates static HTML files, you can use much cheaper webhosting too, and page loads are super fast!

  • WordPress is an OK content management system that is a jumble of paid professional plugins that all work a little differently. WordPress has terrible media management—I’m still using the custom solution I hacked together in 2004. Hugo’s templating system should be a lot more flexible once I figure out how to make a nice theme.

A big part of the new website is brand identity, but I’m actually still figuring that out. The reason I have a new website is because I’m transitioning away from “Dave” to “Sri” and it will feel better to be there. In the meantime I’ll be posting updates here as well as there, and I plan to continue to maintain this site because there is so much stuff here!

That’s it for now, thanks for reading! :-)