November 19, 2022
Checking out Ghost
So, I wanted to try something new. I have had
lucaspix.com parked for a time, and I thought it was time to do something with it. I’ve been using a gallery for a little while, which I will continue to do, but I wanted a portfolio-type design to feature specific content—maybe a place to do at least a photo-of-the-day type thing. Not only could this feature my photography for a future side business if I so chose, but it could be a good replacement for Instagram, as that platform grows increasingly difficult to frustrating. And let’s face it: Mediawiki is not the best choice for featuring photography.
Enter Ghost. Ghost is a CMS that has several minimalist themes, so right out of the box, it’s usable. I spun up a new server, installed Ubuntu, and I had an instance of Ghost running in a short while. There was some fiddling I had to do to get it working behind my reverse proxy with SSL, but I figured it out. So, without further ado, check the new LucasPix.
I’ve posted some old stuff on there, but I should probably work backwards. My current theme, Edge, is pretty damn good as-is. Of course, as I learn more about Ghost, stuff will change, but I’ll probably just take a little time to post some photography before doing any real tweaking. So far, I like the Ghost administration interface and editing tools. Again, minimalist and clean—it is a platform I like using, unlike the clunky mess Wordpress has become lately. It was a bit trickier to install than Wordpress, but fairly straightforward. I’ll likely have more to say about it as I gain experience.
I need to figure out how LucasPix site relates to this one. I need to be careful: one of the reasons I have this site was to consolidate all of my stuff into one place. That said, Ghost has a great theme for a professional site, so
digitalprof.pro might get the Ghost treatment.
Our water heater died yesterday. Oh, goody. The joys of home-ownership. I think the tank is leaking, as the tray is now constantly half-full, even though I turned off the water to the heater. Well, we have someone coming to check it out on Monday, but I’m pretty sure the heater is hosed.
- Why does this happen to every social platform I like? Flickr, I’m looking at you.