Migrating to S3
April 28, 2013
Since my registrar provides free e-mail hosting, I decided to convert my website from dynamic PHP to static HTML pages -- which will make the site load faster, nearly guarantee uptime, and reduce my monthly costs from $6 to less than $1.
After getting rather frustrated with both jekyll and punch, I settled on middleman for the static site generator; in the end, it was the only one that was well-documented, intuitive, and flexible. It's nice to go back to essentially what we all did back in the late 90's -- upload files and wander off; generating the same page dynamically over and over again when the content never changes is pretty dumb anyhow.