My shared hosting with NameCheap is coming to an end next month. So a year ago I decided to start experimenting with self hosting on a VPS and switching away from the abandoned Habari blog platform to the new hot Grav CMS. Around that time I switched from DigitalOcean to Linode, for a wider selection of distro choices. I wanted to switch to a flatfile CMS that's streamlined and more cache friendly, fast to load; for that reason I'm fighting the urge to put in images for sick hero blog banners (example). OH, also in this new switch everything is under SSL/HTTPS!
You might notice the comments are currently disabled. I've imported all the comments from WordPress (including PingBacks, which I may remove supprot for) and Habari. I could leave commenting enabled with the new system, however I'm currently revamping the comment system and format of them. I'm working off of a fork from codeshell, and you can see a preview of my nested comments here. One of the remaining changes is to revert his switch to YAML back to JSON, to fix-up my stuff in the admin shell, and to test the comment filter. Then comments should be back online with nesting!
This site is still under construction. I plan to have a homepage, but haven't figured out how to wrangle modular pages to my needs, and to mess around with page twig templates. The Titles page is brand new and under construction, which was sitting for over a year in draft form; it'd be nice to make it look more professional and fluid. The About page is under construction, some info may be moved to the theme like the social links. Basically everything is still influx. This theme is been partially customized to my needs, some things have been missed, and don't have final touches.
I've been playing around a lot with Linux recently, the VPS this site is on, a media PC with VFIO gpu passthrough for switching between a Project Solus Linux VM media center and Windows VM for more games, and trying to ramp up on gamedev on Linux. For a while I was trying to get comfortable with vim and gdb, but I just feel too slow and unprodutive; so I'm re-evaluating Linux C++ IDEs. Point is, lots of time lost on Linux as I get more and more comfortable. And the web is pretty wild, so I'll have to be careful my new server is as secure as I can get it.
Welcome to the new platforms!