Moving to Octopress

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Today, I spent a few hours and migrated my entire blog from tumblr to Octopress. I did this for a variety of reasons.

First, I want to start posting more tutorials. The tumblr UI doesn't provide an effective way to add code and code snippets, it doesn't support markdown, and I don't have a ton of control over the design.

Second, tumblr goes down... a lot. With 1000+ hits on my blog per day, 83% uptime is not acceptable.

Lastly, it was recently announced that work has restarted on the Jekyll project (the engine that Octopress runs on). I hope there are some amazing things coming down the pipeline.

There are still a few issues:

  1. Markdown isn't processed on category pages
  2. Google hasn't indexed, so search is bland :(
  3. Disqus isn't working (comments)


I've fixed the issues with markdown on the category pages, setup redirects from google, and migrated disqus comments. Welcome to my new blog :).

About Seth

Seth Vargo is an engineer at Google. Previously he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk, and some Pittsburgh-based startups. He is the author of Learning Chef and is passionate about reducing inequality in technology. When he is not writing, working on open source, teaching, or speaking at conferences, Seth advises non-profits.