Welcome to my new Blog for Technical Stuff.

For a long time I was planning to start publishing technical articles again but to do it I wanted to replace my old blog based on ikiwiki by something more modern.

I’ve used Jekyll with GitLab Pages to build the Intranet of the ITI and to generate internal documentation sites on Agile Content, but, as happened with ikiwiki, I felt that things were kind of slow and not as easy to maintain as I would like.

So on Kyso (the Company I work for right now) I switched to Hugo as the Static Site Generator (I still use GitLab Pages to automate the deployment, though), but the contents are written using the Markdown format, while my personal preference is the Asciidoc format.

One thing I liked about Jekyll was that it was possible to use Asciidoctor to generate the HTML simply by using the Jekyll Asciidoc plugin (I even configured my site to generate PDF documents from .adoc files using the Asciidoctor PDF converter) and, luckily for me, that is also possible with Hugo, so that is what I plan to use on this blog, in fact this post is written in .adoc.

My plan is to start publishing articles about things I’m working on to keep them documented for myself and maybe be useful to someone else.

The general intention is to write about Container Orchestration (mainly Kubernetes), CI/CD tools (currently I’m using GitLab CE for that), System Administration (with Debian GNU/Linux as my preferred OS) and that sort of things.

My next post will be about how I build, publish and update the Blog, but probably I will not finish it until next week, once the site is fully operational and the publishing system is tested.

Spoiler Alert:

This is a personal site, so I’m using Gitea to host the code instead of GitLab.

To handle the deployment I’ve configured json2file-go to save the data sent by the hook calls and process it asynchronously using inotify-tools.

When a new file is detected a script parses the JSON file using jq and builds and updates the site if appropriate.