7 months ago, I moved this site over to Hugo after using Ghost to make the site way faster and to have more control over what I could post. That became known as the “Inky Abyss” update continuing my practice of naming updates for no real reason. Fast forward to now and I’ve changed so much but haven’t made a single post about the website either here, on Steem, or social media.
Welcome to the new BrandonGiesing.com! The ‘Inky Abyss’ Update Welcome to the brand-new website! Now way faster and simplier than before! Some things will be a bit rough around the edges while I migrate. If you see any issues, contact me on Twitter. If you can’t find something from the old site, an Outdated copy of old Ghost site is up on GitHub just in case. Just like last time (The Nepdate), I’m continuing the tradition of naming major updates in reference to fandoms (Hyperdimension Neptunia).
Time for more updates! This one focuses a bit less on the website for once and more on other various projects! Steem I’m now on this blogging platform called Steem which you get paid to post. If that sounds familar, you might remember multiple platforms in the past that promised the same (Tsu, Rabadaba, etc.) but this one is quite a bit different! Unlike those, Steem is not only a blog but a full blown platform consisting of their own Crypto Currency (think Bitcoin), a blockchain (also like Bitcoin, allows everything to be verifible and distributed), and multiple apps (some official and some unofficial) based on said Blockchain and currency:
A lot has changed since the last post but a lot of it isn’t visible so lets discuss it! Website Updates New Server As much as I loved using NearlyFreeSpeech, there was some issues with it involving Ghost. Ghost 1.0 just came out and now requires more stuff to install which NearlyFreeSpeech doesn’t allow being a shared host. So to upgrade to Ghost 1.0, I’ve moved over to DigitalOcean instead.
Another week and more updates! This week’s focus is doing more of various things. Support Me Page Updated If you love what I do, it would be really nice if you helped me to make more! That’s why I have a page with ways you guys can help me continue to do what I do. A lot of the options don’t even require you to have to spend money to do it.
Funny titles aside, welcome to a new year with a new redesign for the site! Keep reading to learn about the changes or skip to the bottom for a tl;dr changelog. What’s New Theme The theme is changed from Caffeine by Kelvin Nguyen to Mapache by GodoFredo. Both themes are good but I liked the more modern style and easier customization of Mapache. Example: Caffeine required code editing to change Social links and logo while Mapache does it with Ghost’s simple Code injection making it easier to update.