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A New If We Assume

1 Jun 2019, 00:00 UTC
A New If We Assume
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After seven wonderful years of blogging on the old website, it’s time for a facelift. This has come about because A) I finally had the mental capacity to work on this for a few days, and B) my daily work flow and skillset has evolved! Let’s unpack the latter for a minute…

I chose “Blogger” (aka Blogspot) to host If We Assume in 2012 because I didn’t have the skills to create and maintain a great looking blog on my own. I didn’t want to learn Wordpress, and I hated the idea of having to keep it patched/updated to make it safe. Blogger via Google provides a dead-simple platform to just start writing, and never worry about security or scalability if one of your articles goes viral. I would still recommend Blogger in 2019 to people!

My own professional website, as well as smaller sites I’ve created, are now run on the fantastic (and FREE) GitHub Pages platform. I’m using git/GitHub for my daily research anyhow, so it’s great to incorporate my website into that. Plus it means all the source code for the article is plainly available for others to learn from!

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