Anyone still reading this?

It’s been almost 5 years (!) since my last blog post. Initially, Twitter and Facebook took the place of blogging for me, but I’ve since given up on using Twitter as well. I’m considering posting the occasional article to my blog again. We’ll see… In the mean time, I’ve refreshed the Jekyll theme to something more aesthetically pleasing (I’m now using Type). In my defense, I did post a handful of times to my music blog....

May 15, 2016 · 1 min · 100 words · DigitalHobbit

Relaunching on Jekyll

Last weekend, I migrated my blog from Wordpress to Jekyll. Wordpress is a solid blog platform and has served me well for the past 7 years, but at this point I simply don’t need anything that sophisticated. The frequent security exploits have also become a bit of a liability, and in fact my blog was already hacked in the past. To be fair, the Wordpress development team tends to react quickly with security updates, but I simply don’t have the diligence to keep my Wordpress installation up to date all the time....

March 18, 2011 · 2 min · 303 words · DigitalHobbit

Goodbye HTML, Hello Markdown

Yesterday I set up Markdown support for my blog, as I was getting tired of typing <li>, <a href="...">, etc. I’ve had my blog for almost four years now, and I can’t believe that I have not done this before. It finally allows me to focus on the actual content while I’m writing a blog post, without having to contort my fingers to type the necessary HTML tags. I’m using the PHP Markdown script, which can be used standalone but also functions as a WordPress plugin....

February 18, 2008 · 1 min · 171 words · DigitalHobbit


As you may have noticed, I haven’t been blogging much lately. I am hoping to change this and start posting more regularly again. In the mean time, I have adopted Twitter, so please feel free to follow my Twitter stream.

January 22, 2008 · 1 min · 40 words · DigitalHobbit

WordPress Syntax Highlighting Plugin

I’ve been meaning to post some sample code for a while, and I always wanted to have a nice WordPress plugin to perform syntax highlighting of code. A cursory search of the WordPress website brought up this page, which lists a bunch of syntax highlighting pluging. However, it appears to be a bit outdated, and many of the plugins are no longer supported, don’t work with WordPress 2.x, or their websites have simply disappeared....

September 4, 2006 · 2 min · 267 words · DigitalHobbit