Indigo Spot

Choices

You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.

–Fred Rogers

Present

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.

–Jim Carrey

Migrated to GitLab

Even though the new workflow was working well, I decided to move the repository for Indigo Spot to GitLab from GitHub. Why? Because GitLab provides unlimited private repositories free of charge, so rather than pay $7 USD per month for private repositories, I decided to move to the service that provides that free of charge for developers. I am not sure how sustainable GitLab’s business model is at the moment, but I am going to see how things pan out. So far, their service has been steady and reliable as with GitHub.

Netlify and Hugo and GitHub. Oh my!

It seems that casting about for a CMS solution to this site has thrown me for a huge loop lately. In wanting to clear up extraneous subscription fees, I decided to cancel the Wordpress.com hosting for Indigo Spot. I also did not want to go back to self-hosted WordPress (or any CMS) on AWS or Google Cloud. Since GitHub finally added HTTPS for custom domains to their GitHub Pages hosting, I thought that might be a good landing spot. I migrated the site to Jekyll and moved it on to GitHub; however, I was not pleased with Jekyll overall, so I pulled the site down entirely to mull things over.

I decided to revisit Hugo, and while looking for a good solution to use for hosting a Hugo-generated site on S3 or another static cloud storage solution, I stumbled upon Netlify again. It turns out that managing a Hugo site on Netlify is dead simple and integrated well with the existing GitHub repository. Within minutes, the site was moved and deployed on Netlify. It is now live again. I believe here it will stay for some time as developing the site with Hugo has been fun, and Netlify makes it so easy to update and deploy without having to add additional overhead or steps to my workflow. We shall see how long this can last…

Virtue

“The virtue of a person is measured not by his outstanding efforts, but by his everyday behavior.”

—Blaise Pascal