Welcome to the New Site

December 29, 2019 by Steven Ng

Well it's been a while since the site has been updated. A long while, actually.

It's been a long time coming, but I forced myself over the holidays to revamp the site, and here it is.

Things are going to be rough for a little while, as this is a work in progress, and I've opted to go live with a buggy site as opposed to leaving a placeholder page up. This should force me to iterate more quickly and more often.

So before I rebuilt the site, I went through a lot of hand-wringing deciding how to publish this site.

Should I use a static generator like Jekyll? A GUI type tool like MarsEdit? Should I write my own tool? Wordpress (no f-ing way)? A hosted site like Squarespace?

I ended up choosing a hodgepodge of Svelte and Sapper, with some preprocessing using Gulp. I've already been immersing myself in Svelte for the past couple of months, so I figured I may as well stick with that for my site too. Once the site is somewhat stable, I'll try to write up a blog post on what I do to build this site. TLDR; I basically write my content as markdown posts, and have a script to process them into something consumable for my Svelte app.

The site's main focus is the blog, but I will have some evergreen content in the form of articles that can help boost your productivity. I plan to publish my list of "must have" software and services, among other things.

The blog will be mostly made up of a hodgepodge of technical topics, ranging from Cognos, Node, Database and other topics that I find interesting.

In the meantime, click on the RSS link at the bottom of the page to keep up with my new content.