Back in black, I hit the sack
I’ve been too long, I’m glad to be back
Yes, I’m let loose
From the noose
That’s kept me hanging about
I’ve been looking at the sky
‘Cause it’s gettin’ me high

After 3 years of “waiting” for Octopress 31, I’ve decided I waited long enough. Today I (spontaneously) migrated my personal blog and Emacs Redux to a vanilla Jekyll setup and I tweaked a bit their appearance. I’m reasonably pleased with the results and I finally don’t have any excuses not to write.2

I wrote about my experience moving away from Octopress here. If only I had done this a couple of years ago…

I realized recently that it has been over 10 years since my first blog post.3 I’ve started my humble writing “career” with Wordpress, then switched to Octopress, and now here we are. One thing never really changed, though - the quality of my writing. It was always abysmally bad, as were many of the topics I wrote on. It’s really fun to look back on all of this - I was reading some of my old articles, in the process of migrating the personal blog to Jekyll, and I couldn’t believe some of the things I wrote. I hope this means I’m getting wiser with age…

I also realized that this year marked Emacs Redux’s fifth birthday!4 As usual I didn’t manage to achieve the objective I’ve set out of myself when I created it - namely produce 10-20 articles per year for many years to come. The first couple of years were pretty good for the blog, but then a combination of work and personal challenges impacted significantly both my open-source work and my writing.

Anyways, lately I’ve had this burning desire to share so many thoughts and that really got me excited about writing. Let’s see if I’ll do better this time around, or I’ll simply fail one more time…

P.S. In the mean time I’ve started another blog, called Meta Redux. I plan to do most of my (serious and creative) writing there, so you might want to check it out.