This blog is powered by Jekyll 2 hosted on Heroku. I’m using Andy Croll’s RackJekyll instructions and buildpack so that the site is generated on the server.
The design is GPLv2 licensed, So Simple by Michael Rose.
The comments are powered by Disqus. All comments are welcome, although I reserve the right to tell you to go post your thoughts in your own space somewhere.
The domain bmannconsulting.com is over a decade old. NameCheap is the domain registrar and DNS host, and is still my recommendation for new domain registrations.
My writing here tends to be long form (1000+ words) original pieces, aside from aggregation-plus-commentary of embedded Storify content. For example, this piece on the Microsoft Surface launch. The content is also rarely personal, mainly focusing on tech-related subjects.
HarpJS on Harp Platform
April 2013 - August 2014
Code for the site is edited with Sublime Text.
Octopress on Heroku
April 2012 - August 2013
I archived my main site to Octopress-generated flat files on Amazon S3, and moved this site to Octopress on Heroku. I wrote up the details of the migration from Drupal 6 to Octopress and Amazon S3.
For both sites, the entire source was / is in my own Dropbox account, so that I could create drafts and edits on any machine. This site was also in a private git repo on Bitbucket. I still needed to have the entire Ruby / Octopress build chain available on some machine to create new entries.
January 2010 - April 2012
I split off my blog into it’s own subdomain. I selected Posterous because I liked built-in comments, and in general it felt more suited to long form writing than Tumblr did. Being able to cross-post back to my main Drupal site so that I would have a copy of the content was also great.
Drupal (various versions 3.x - 6.x)
November 2002 - April 2012
For the last period, the site was hosted on Omega8, which specializes in managed Drupal hosting on top of the Aegir mass hosting system. The actual database / content stretched back many versions of Drupal, through a variety of content re-organization and hosting changes.
Comments from this period are currently offline.
HTML, Pmachine, & Early Experiments
December 2001 - 2003
Bits and pieces of static HTML and various PHP scripts, including Pmachine as a personal blog that ran concurrrently with installs of PHPNuke and later my Drupal site.