The Inaugural Post¶ Welcome to this blog, where Kent’s unarchivable thoughts reside. I’ve been experimenting different blogging platforms since I was 12 (I am 27 at the time of writing), and none of them sticks. We’ll see if this one will eventually work. In my own diagnosis, I wasn’t happy with my blogging systems in the past because: If it’s convenient to blog, it’s hard to customize and maintain. Both WordPress and Gatsby require constant hacking. And I hate having to deal with any sort of database server. If it’s easy to customize and maintain, the writing process tends to be overly complex. The problem with my last blog, essentially a React app, is I had to take care of the server side stuff (Next.js), so writing a post would involve working first on my laptop, then on the server, and then build and restart, the thing. I feel dizzy just trying to describe the process. What’s different this time¶ This blog is powered by the ablog plugin for Sphinx—i.e., it’s a static site generator. HTML slaps! I forked ablog and basically managed to implement everything I want for now. The environment is super portable, so is its build. I’m hosting the site on Github. I now write in reStructuredText—way more robust than Markdown. Stay tuned!