Google and me
I love Google.
So after having a VPS with a plan of $20/month for more than two years I suddenly realised that the only thing I'm hosting on it is this blog, which gets approximately 2 visitors every other day, and an SVN server for personal projects.
And it's awesome.
I decided to ditch my host and rewrite the blog in Python using App Engine. My only previous experience of Python was when hacking together an addon for Blender so the language was pretty much new to me. Python's syntax was very easy to learn though, and with the use of Google's webapp framework I was able to put this together, design and all, over the weekend.
I decided to use Disqus for comments as opposed to using the Google datastore for the comments. For one because it meant I was able to finish the blog faster but mainly because Disqus is cool.
Because of this decision it means all my previous comments were lost! No need to panic though considering I only had like 4 or 5 of them (hard to keep track of them all).
Also, I got a suggestion from a co-worker to update this blog more often with progress on current projects so I might just do that. Watch this space!