Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Subdomains

May 19, 2018

Subdomains are out and collections are in; which means a proper linkblog can live at the same domain as the rest of the site. It took some time - reading docs, asking questions on the Jekyll Talk forum, and watching a CloudCannon tutorial - but now, interesting links have their own index (naturally, it’s /links) and associated URLs.

This also solves a problem I was never able to find a good solution for the first time around - linking to external sites from the title of a post. Octopress, a Jekyll fork by Brandon Mathis, implemented this feature in the form of a plugin called Linkblog, but unfortunately it hasn’t seen an update since 2015 when Brandon announced he was embarking on a ground-up rewrite of the code.

Maybe, just maybe, this will be the push I need to whittle down the Siracusian number of tabs I have open on my phone.

At last count, it was 106.