Hi, I’m Alec. I blog here, I erg/row year-round, and I play guitar & bass. I work in software, so I read and write a lot about it. I live south of Atlanta, but went to school in upstate NY and, before that, northern VA. I like to work on cars (easy stuff, nothing crazy).
I like to watch movies, TV, & stuff (I mean, who doesn’t), so check out my Criticker profile where I review everything if you’re interested.
This blog runs on Jekyll, with basically the default Minima theme (a couple files overridden), out of the box. If you want to set up a Jekyll blog on your own computer, hit up the Jekyll homepage. Basically, you get Ruby all set up, run
jekyll new blog somewhere and write stuff in
blog/_posts, then you upload what’s in
_site/ to a public server.
If I’ve done this right, you’re (always) reading a static HTML file read from disk by nginx, so I wouldn’t worry too much about scaling / CPU / memory / anything but writing sloppy blog posts. All of the Ruby runs at write-time, not serve-time.