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Posts tagged "migration"

Leaving Evernote for Joplin

I have been looking for an Evernote replacement for the longest time. It's a nice tool, but it has some features and limitations that irritated me: no markdown support (the HTML in the editor often got messy), no end-to-end encryption or control over my data, and a restrictive device limit and online-only requirement in the free version. While one could argue I could have paid to fix some of those problems, I didn't want to. The only restriction that really bothered me was the two-device limit. I had no use for more space or extra features: in the 5+ years...

Running a git repo site on nginx on Ubuntu

Last time around I wrote about migrating my webs to an Ubuntu VM. One of the few things that were left to migrate was my private git repo hosting site. I'd used Bonobo Git Server and had always been satisfied with it. Since it doesn't target .Net Core, I didn't see any reasonable way to run it on Ubuntu. After some searching, I'd fortunately stumbled upon Gitea. To get it up and running for the first time wasn't that difficult. I just had to: sudo useradd -m gitea wget https://dl.gitea.io/gitea/1.1.3/gitea-1.1.3-linux-amd64...

Ghost: making me learn nginx on Ubuntu

So the time finally came: Ghost 1.0 is out. My setup is a little more complex than the vanilla one: on this site, there are two blogs next to one another: one here at /blog, and a separate one at /sk. I also have other Ghost blogs in different places and domains. This post documents the stuff I had to learn, and what I ended up using, in case I need a refresher. For various reasons, I run them in Azure. Setting it up was never easy - I'd wasted many, many hours on failed attempts and ended up...

Moving from Windows Phone to Android

I'm a fan of Windows Phone. I like the design and the UX way more than its competition. I'd been a satisfied user of WP8.1 for years. However, since my old phone had died and I had to buy a new one, and Windows 10 Mobile turned out to be slow and buggy to the point of being completely useless, I had to switch. This post documents the good, the bad and the ugly of my experience. (Note: I'm I'm not at all convinced of iPhone's superiority, but even if I were, its price is prohibitive. I stick to...

Yet another blog migration.

This blog started some four years ago on Tumblr, but that didn't last very long. WordPress is popular and praised, so I decided to go with it. Now I'm moving to Ghost. This post talks a bit about what I liked (and didn't like) about all of those technologies. WordPress WordPress might have started as a blogging platform, but later became a CMS as well. That is good if you need a CMS - but a total overkill for my needs. Still, it had many things going for it. One of them was WP Network - the ability to have...