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New blog using Emacs, Org mode & Hugo

Benjamin Slade

I’ve been wanting to have an Emacs-powered blog for some time. Finally, thanks largely to the yeoman’s work put in by Kaushal Modi on ox-hugo, an exporter from native Org mode format to Hugo-ready markdown files, as well his theme/configuration for Hugo, hugo-refined (which the theme used here is largely based on), I finally have an ideal Emacs-centric blogging environment, though I’m sure I’ll continue to tweak things a bit.

Hugo itself is a static website generator, which interprets markdown files. It’s written in Go, a language developed at Google, which is notable for including Ken Thompson and Rob Pike among its creators.

This is more or less a continuation of my old blog, of a similar name, and will largely address Emacs/elisp and other lispy things, and Linux/UNIX/*nix and free/open source software and operating systems, but, like my old blog, probably also occasionally games and pre-20th century technology, as well as whatever else catches my interest (other than natural language things, which I’ll keep on my professional site).