BuildAfrica Reboot

February 13, 2013

BuildAfrica.org has admittedly been ideal for a long time. I experimented in shifting my blogging to a tumblr site at mattberg.org 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 buildafrica.org as my primary blog as I’ve used it for over a decade and represents what I am about. mattberg.org 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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