hugo --> AWS -->


Why migrate to AWS?
Hugo –> S3
S3 –> CloudFront (+ ACM)
HTTP 403
HTTP 403 (moar)

Why migrate to AWS?

As well as catching up on drafted blog posts last weekend, I migrated this blog from GitHub Pages, KloudSec, Domain Registrar’s DNS & Let’s Encrypt to Amazon Web Services: S3, CloudFront, Route53 & Certificate Manager. I also introduced Travis CI and continued using GitHub for version control (but no longer hosting). This migration to AWS was in light of one of my apprehensions about KloudSec unfortunately materializing - it was a fairly small and new company and has recently ceased to exist. As such my Let’s Encrypt certificate had expired and was no longer auto-renewed by KloudSec so my blog was showing a HTTPS error when you visited it - boo. Time to pay for a risky design choice…

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hugo -->

 I stumbled across the Hugo static site generator recently and after reading a little and watching a short video (01:08) I thought it looked pretty interesting and worth trying out. It’s a fairly light blogging platform which can be used with GitHub Pages, which can then be topped with another service to provide SSL via a Let’s Encrypt certificate. I’m still not 100% sure about the service hooking me up with the Let’s Encrypt SSL at the moment - we’ll see how it goes.
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ZER0D0TS is my username on Twitter and an old WordPress blog I never really used. May it rest in peace. This blog on the other hand I shall keep alive with a slow drip of posts and curious projects… the first of which, shall be the infamous how I set up this blog post!

For now, this hugo markdown cheatsheet is a taster of the sort of things I’m going to do to make blogging easier for myself.

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