December 12, 2017

Hello world!

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Hey there!

After spending much time setting up this blog and wrangling with a bug that, unsurprisingly, existed because I was being silly, I can finally write my first post!

I still remember the first time I tried blogging. It was 2013, around a year after the Higgs Boson was discovered. I was watching a televised lecture by Sean Carroll commemorating the event. The lecture and the underlying topic was engaging, informative and elegant, and I - like most science nerd - tried to share my new found knowledge with everyone I know! What is a better way than making a blog?

And thus my first blog was born. I intended it to be dedicated to interesting scientific facts that I come across. But after I excitedly finish my article on the Higgs Boson, I realise I might have some difficulty.

Turn out, to 15 years old me, writing engaging articles in a language I'm unfamiliar with is hard.

What is even harder, is consistently coming up with interesting ideas and finding the time to keep the contain up - and so, after just two posts, I decided to kill the blog.

While this is not the first time I tried to write (In fact my third!), this my first experience setting up a self-hosted blog, which reminds me of two things I wanted to mention:

What is this blog going to be about?

I will be writing about tech, mostly anyway. Hopefully, I'll find more reason to keep this up given it closely relates to what I do on a day-to-day basis. I might sprinkle some science and random stuff occasionlly as well - hopefully, that doesn't confuse my reader too much. But hey, I built this blog. I can do what I want. ;)

which leads me to...

How did I build this blog?

I host this blog with a server I rent from Digital Ocean (They are excellent by the way, do check them out!), with nginx as my web server and Ghost as my CMS. I might put up a detailed guide soon so you can do this yourself too. So do keep in touch.

Anyhow thanks for stopping by, I'll hopefully keep this blog up-to-date so do check back from time to time! =)


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