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Hello from my new blog!

This is the first post in my new blog, where I want to write about whatever interests me, and sometimes about really annoying issues with computers I encountered.

This is not my first attempt at blogging, in fact actually my third, but I do hope it is my last ;) - though it is debatable if blogs with only two posts (but a lot of drafts) can be considered a blog at all. Both blogs failed because I usually had a great idea what I wanted to do, like providing valuable content for a small niche, but that is not what I actually should have done. The first one was at a free blogging site where I mostly just was playing around, liked the idea of blogging and just opened a blog and wrote posts a few sentences long for a few weeks, but after that, I just disabled my account because I had no idea what I wanted to do. The special fixation on niche topics in the second blog caused me to loose motivation pretty fast, and once I had no blog post for a while, I struggled trying to revive it for a while until finally deleting it (nothing valuable was lost).

Hence, this new blog has no real purpose, it’s my personal blog. Nothing more and nothing less. I want to write when I want to write, I write what I want to write, and when I’m too busy, there won’t be any posts in a while. Simple as that. Because my blog is a new blog, nothing is final - the name, subtitle, intro page or theme are all subject to change. The favicon of this blog was made in GIMP late at night, and I have no idea what I thought this represents :). The main inspiration for starting a blog (again) was my friend electimon (read his blog!), though, which my history with blogging makes obvious, I have always been interested in blogging.

For writing, I decided to use vim. While I am only using very few parts of its huge functionality, it makes me feel “at home” and it is very convenient to me. I may switch to another text editor or even dedicated publishing software later if I find something better. The blog itself runs on an Apache2 web server on Debian, generated from Jekyll into static HTML (with extras). Comments are implemented using Isso. I really like the classic feel of this theme, originally made by Gaohaoyang on GitHub, and it is responsive too. I forked it and did minor modifications to remove usage of JavaScript (now only used in MathJax posts), bug fixing and other cleanup. My forked version is available on GitHub.

With all that said, I hope this blog will stay for a long time. In case of any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for reading!