BuildAfrica Reboot

February 13, 2013 has admittedly been ideal for a long time. I experimented in shifting my blogging to a tumblr site at but quickly became a bit frustrated with tumblr. As part of a personal quest, to see how much of my life I can use github to manage I decided to use this as a chance to learn Jekyll and reboot my blog.

Upon the advice of many, I’ve decided to go back to using as my primary blog as I’ve used it for over a decade and represents what I am about. might possibly be used as a personal reference site to host my CV, etc. We’ll see.

Finding time to write has been the biggest culprit. Recently, I moved back to Africa and am now based in Nairobi, Kenya where I’ll be for the foreeseable future. My experiences here, I hope will inspire me to write more.

The site design is still a very much a work in progress. For now, I’m just using a fork of Zach Holman’s Jeykll theme called Left. I decided to host this as a static site on S3 after some struggles with github page configurations. To do this I highly recommend following this great tutorial.

So for now my inner geek is happy. I can manage all my site content in github and do all work via the command line. :) Check back later for hopefully some actual content.

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