Arturo Herrero

Blogging Like a Hacker

Hacking is an overused term for a simple concept: to explore the limits of what is possible doing something in a different way.

In this case, I want to write and share some ideas. For me, writing is simply the act of putting some ideas in order. This is why I’ve always tried to focus on what truly matters and avoid all sorts of distractions.

This site is built with toto Jekyll, a static site generator that transforms Markdown text into HTML code. It is hosted on Heroku GitHub Pages.

I can use my editor of choice and LiveReload is available during development to automatically reload the content on the browser when files are modified.

There are content management systems that are simpler, but one thing I have always valued is owning the content. Here, it’s open-source, under version control, and the content will always be accessible despite future redesigns because Markdown is readable as-is.

The effort of blogging like a hacker is worth it.

December 20, 2010 | @ArturoHerrero