Christian Mayer's Weblog

10 Year Anniversary

10 years ago I launched my personal homepage Exact on 2006-12-11.

Since that time the site had many different looks. At the beginning was a blog running by a self-coded PHP CMS. I served self-coded Windows .exe-files written in Visual Basic 6. White font on normal blue background.

Just one year after the first release I moved my homepage to a OVH root server running Gentoo Linux.

In end-2008 I moved the contents to Wordpress 2.6. Still using Gentoo.

I tried several Wordpress themes over years.

In March 2010 I moved everything to a Debian root server.

In mid-2013 I split the blog from the homepage. My blog was now hosted by Tumblr. My homepage only HTML files. But still too much CSS.

A year later, in mid-2014, I moved my blog away from Tumblr to GitHub Pages. This was the best decision so far.

In May 2016 I removed even more CSS. At the time I’m writing this text my homepage is still a static website with a minimal CSS. Black font on white background. Jekyll generates my blog.

Over two years my blog was hosted by GitHub Pages. In August 2016 every sub-domain got HTTPS. I also moved the blog away from GitHub Pages. The repository is still online and up-to-date.

Owing a domain and a blog means that you form the Internet. You contribute. You don’t contribute when you create 100 Facebook posts a day.

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Tags: Homepage, Blog, Anniversary, Jekyll, PHP, CMS, Visual Basic, OVH, Gentoo, Debian, Wordpress, Tumblr, GitHub

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