I created this blog to talk about technology and video games that are worth my time.
I became a developer because I love technology. I will talk about programming languages, gadgets, tips and free/libre software. I may do tutorials but they will most likely stay in French since most documentation and tutorials are already in English.
I like to discover video games. I stream them often and upload the stories on Youtube and Peertube.
I don't think I will translate in English this kinds of posts but just in case, I will use 1 to 5 🎮 to grade games but even 1🎮 will be above the average. Maybe I'll use 🍅 when I disliked the game.
Obviously this is still my place, it will evolve with my desires and discoveries.
If you don't like technical stuffs or self hosting, I'm letting you here. Hopefully see you soon on an other article or the Fediverse.
We start immediately with the technical choices I've maid to host this website.
It's been multiples years already that I'm using Yunohost and it is pure bliss. We follow the tutorial and it “just work”. There are a lot of apps to choose from and before installing, any we can know if it is well integrated inside Yunohost, in a working state and maintained. I know it is more known in the French community but they do a lot of efforts to have all of their publication in both French and English, so you should try it.
Multiples things directed me toward Grav instead of an other CMS, in no particular order:
- It's well integrated in Yunohost.
- It's open source.
- I can write post in French and translate some in English.
- It's a light CMS without database: a “flat-file” organization.
- I can write my posts in Markdown and find them in the same format in the file-system.
- I found a plugin to sync its files with git, so I can manage this site like some code project.
Outside the Fediverse?
So if you don't know what the Fediverse is it would require an article for itself… so here is not the right place to talk about it. Just know the federated network is constituted with multiples types of website: microblogging (Mastodon/Pleroma), video (Peertube), image (Pixelfed), audio (Funkwhale), blog (Plume/Write freely)… For more infos I suggest you this video created with Mastodon as an example, to expand on it this wiki (in French) from a service host, or this video from the user point of view of the interactions between multiples websites.
Now that I spent too much time on the explanations of what is the Fediverse, why did I choose Grav instead of a federated blog like Plume? I did this choice because those inside the Fediverse are not as mature as the others and are not as well integrated in Yunohost.
Theme close to Mastodon
This point is really simple: I'm in the “dark theme” team but I'm not an artist. So I copied a beautiful theme, while keeping the minimalist template's philosophy.
To prevent you from creating an account just to comment on my blog, I invite you to comment this post on its Fediverse announcement.