If you happen to take a look over at Archive.org, you can see that my website has been pretty much unchanged since 2014. While it’s mostly served as a hosted resume, I have blogged a little over the past 6 or 7 years, and it’s given me a place to brag about my personal projects. Unfortunately my personal projects have also grown a bit stagnent the past few years, in part because things that aren’t kept up-to-date get harder and harder to pick up and work on.
That all changed this month when I decided to consolidate my various projects and servers from AWS EC2, Digital Ocean, and Rackspace to dockerized instances on a single beefy dedicated server over at Joe’s Data Center. This meant facing a few demons:
- Old Django apps that were difficult to get up and running because of old dependencies.
- Old projects and sites that weren’t really relevant anymore, but which I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to.
- Old servers that I wasn’t sure if I had everything off of them.
- Everything spread out over different hosting providers.
- Generally being overwhelmed.
So, the first step was to fire up a new server and migrate some of my simpler projects over there. I ended up just moving everything from all of my different servers to a single S3 bucket, and then selectively restoring only the projects I really wanted to the new host.
Finally, a new website and template for my personal site. I’ve been using Django CMS for years, and while I like it a lot, I don’t really build CMS’s anymore, so I’m moving to WordPress for now.
I’m going to try to blog more, but we’ll see if I can keep up the momentum.