Jad’s blog is a personal blog about technology, politics and books; and has no affiliates.
A bit of introduction
I started blogging in 2002, Life was different, the Internet was different. I was interested in free & open source software and humbly active in the local community Jolug and then I founded Ubuntu Jordan Loco Team, but then life took a different route and I worked in other sectors like academia, government and nonprofit. Now and as I have plenty of time with COVID-19 lockdowns I’m trying to engage again with the community and what better than starting a new blog and jump into freenode & OFTC?
I was always obsessed with Web Standards, Open Source, Linux and particularly Debian and its derivatives; and for this I ran W3Planet.info for several years, which was somewhat the unofficial web standards planet at that point of time. Later, I started Syntux.net which was more of a personal technical blog in addition to my personal one.
- Customize the blog while retaining a minimalistic approach
- Familiarize myself further with Markdown syntax
- Pass Mozilla Observatory test
- Update about page
- Build a resume page, probably on its own subdomain
- Find a good self-hosted or cloud hosted comment system
- Integrate Algolia search
- Start blogging.
This blog is:
- In a private repository on Github
- based on Hugo framework
- utilize the brilliant theme CodeIT
- generously hosted for free as a static website on Render.com and recently moved to Cloudflare pages and moved back to render due to Cloudflare defaulting to HTTP rather than HTTPS despite the page rules.
- And uses Markdown Syntax, offers extended shortcodes and many other interesting stuff that I will be keeping under the tag /theme-codeit/
- although it’s not needed yet, but I’m also planning to start using Cloudinary for hosting images and probably videos.