Hi, I’m Brendon Murphy, but the site already told you that. I go by the handle “xternal” at various spots over the internet. It’s a handle with no meaning; I picked it when I was in 6th grade and excited about BBS’ing.
I currently host the site using the services of the fine folks at heroku.com. They make rolling out, scaling, at working with Ruby on Rails apps a breeze. Small applications are free to rollout, I highly recommend testing it out.
I’ve been through blogger, WordPress, scanty, and a host of other blog hosting & software services. Often looking for something new to play with, while at the same time loving ruby and customizable systems, I’ve settled with the flexible Jekyll site-generator for the time being. After years of doing crazy things like writing draft posts locally and saving them, I realized that being able to edit in a local text editor and version posts in git is a dream. Did I mention I love git?
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Feel free to email me. I’m always trying to thwart spammers, so you can mail me initially at xternal1+blog at gmail.com. Or, send me a message on Twitter. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!