Jiff Slater
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09 May 2021

Building my new home on the web
31 May 2019

I’ve been writing online for years. Near the end of Geocities in 2009 and shortly after my switch to Linux full-time, I started writing longer articles on WordPress. I used WordPress until around 2016, when static websites were becoming huge. I had being eyeing my own domain for some time, finally went ahead and bought antonyjepson.co.uk, and got right at home on AWS with S3+CloudFront. While this was a great starting point for writing my own HTML/CSS/JS, my enthusiasm had gotten the better of me and I didn’t have the time to make my website look polished despite writing many posts.

Most recently, I’ve starting building my new home: plkt.io. I have time to create a polished and candid reflection of my personality. The JAMstack powering the website consists of GatsbyJS and React to define the site and Amplify to build the site. Over time, I expect to move closer to React + Kubernetes for definition and deployment and I’ll be documenting that transition here in all its glory.

As stated in my original conception post, plkt.io will the primary source to see what I’m working in both the virtual and real worlds. I’ll continue to write useful tutorials with the goal of making them more accessible — with clearer writing, code syntax highlighting, and more visual content. All my code will be available here and mirrored to GitHub. Finally, I’ll continue to look into the feasability of hosting custom builds of open source projects here, perhaps through a common package registry.

You should expect the website to be a living thing with prior content always accessible through the Git hash.

All I can say is, watch this space!