A New Platform — My Relentless Pursuit of Privacy

Enter Hexo

  • Postleaf — this one was my initial choice, but it has a much smaller community, and doesn’t appear to be actively developed anymore.
  • Ghost — Ghost is a powerful CMS platform with a massive commnunity. However, it has a much more corporate feel, and I’m not wild about running an app vs. a statically generated site. Additionally, it requires a login to their central service and has many features behind a paywall.
  • Wordpress — I’ve used Wordpress in the past. While it works well as a holistic website solution for many people, I generally prefer something lighter that I can modify easily.

Content

Themes

Plugins

Okay, but why?

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Public Cloud

  • Replacing Google Contacts, Calendar, Drive with NextCloud equivalents
  • Transitioning from Google Docs to LibreOffice on my laptop and a private OnlyOffice instance online
  • Relocating my code from Github to my private Gitea instance
  • Swapping Google for DuckDuckGo, a privacy-first search engine
  • Moving my personal site from Github Pages to a VPS

A Medium Corporation

What does this mean?

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