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I had been thinking about moving my blog from WordPress to a static site for a while. Today I give you the new Go backed blog.

This is a four-part blog post, the first covering why I moved to Hugo. Part two covers the hosting. Part three covers the Hugo deployment pipeline to Amazon S3. And the last part covers some of the benefits in terms of speed and security.

These posts are not intended as walkthrough on how to do it yourself, but simply sharing my experience hoping to impart some useful knowledge along the way.

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With the new year starting, I decided to try some changes here at samaxes.com.

First, I’ve changed the blog theme to a slightly modified Derek Punsalan’s Grid Focus. Some of these modifications were mostly due to some complains about the size of the content column versus the sidebars columns on the previous theme. Since this is mainly a technical blog it makes it easily on the eye to have a wider content column.

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