I got bored of hosting on wordpress. I’ve moved over to an octopress blog hosted as a static site on Amazon S3. I only pay for the bandwidth used and no one reads this blog so it should be dirt cheap. Octopress is a framework for technical blogging based on the Jeckyll static site generator. I can write blog posts in markdown and then deploy to s3 with a rake task. Amazon S3 can be easily configured to serve static web sites and I’m using Amazon Route 53 as the DNS server. I wanted a blog up before gr8conf next month so that I can link to my slides and example code. So far I’m happy with this set up, maybe it will inspire me to blog more than 3 times a year.