Inspired by Scott Hanselman’s list, I have created my own list of tools I use frequently. What I have found interesting about software choices is that all of us seem to have our own preference. Look no further than the “war” between Vim and Emacs. At the end of the day it is about productivity,…Continue readingSoftware Tools I Use and Recommend
Soon after I moved my site from Drupal to a Hugo generated static site hosted on Amazon S3 my Google Apps email stopped working. In this post I share how I set up my DNS for my site and kept my email working. If you use Amazon Route 53 for your DNS you will not…Continue readingKeep Your Domain Email Working When Hosting Your Static Site on Amazon S3
When I wrote about my move from Drupal to Hugo I didn’t provide details. This is an opinionated list of reasons I went with Hugo. TL;DR I don’t have time to maintain database server and web server. Static file hosting is cheaper. Hugo is self contained executable with no dependecies to worry about. Shared hosting…Continue readingWhy Hugo Static Site Generator
After 10 years using Drupal as my blogging platform, I have decided switch to Hugo, a static site generator. I don’t have the time to maintain a VPS server and keep Drupal updated and secure. I decided that I want to focus on writing and less on maintenance of the architecture powering my blog. Drupal…Continue readingFrom Drupal to Hugo
Having already created Drupal views on external data, I felt the next step was to use a cloud database as the data source for a Drupal view. In this post, part of a series on using Drupal as a data platform, I describe the steps I followed to use an Amazon RDS instance as the…Continue readingDrupal View on Steroids. Using a Cloud Database as View Data Source.