Donald Hays

4 Years, 5 Months, 4 Days

September 14, 2014

On April 10, 2010, I put my site into a dormant state. I haven’t written a blog post since.

Every few months, I would try rewriting my site, but then lose interest and put the project down again. The last live version of my site was written in PHP and hosted on GoDaddy. My first rewrites were in PHP on WebFaction (which I recommend over GoDaddy). Then I experimented with Node.js (which I recommend over PHP) on Azure. Now finally, what you see is a static site generated by Jekyll and hosted on GitHub Pages.

The workflow for writing posts in this new setup is more command-line and git-commit centered than I would prefer, but it does come with the advantage that I can add new CSS and images and whatever else I need in the same commit, and have it all go live at the same time. I also frequently use my personal site to host little experimental prototype projects, and getting those online will be easier now.

There’s been much I’ve wanted to write about. I’ve been tweeting about Swift an awful lot, but blog posts are a much better place to show code than PNGs. I’ve also long wanted to write about my approach to app architecture on iOS. On occasion I buy new hardware and want to write a review about it. Now I can.

So, I’m back, and hopefully my next post won’t take four years.