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Let me start this post by saying I might not know what I am doing. It happens more than you might imagine. I love Azure Websites and use it pretty extensively for my ASP.NET hosting..this blog is even using it. Love it.
I also host a couple of Ghost blog sites using Azure Websites. This works sometimes…but usually it’s a nasty rash of trial and error and I often give up. Here’s the story of getting me and my wife’s blog using Ghost and Azure Websites that left me pulling out my hair yesterday.
This all started some time ago. Back a few months ago our blog went down for some unknown reason. Suddenly the same node.js version and Ghost version stopped working. As I was investigating, it seemed that if I reverted back to the original theme it fixed it. The original theme is boring so I hated the solution but I did it as I didn’t have time to dig in (we were on our honeymoon at the time). I just finished recording my new course for Pluralsight so I had a day free to find out what was happening.
After reading Scott Hanselman's blog today where he reflects back on his blog over these years, I decided to look into it too. Interestingly enough Scott and I started our blogs the same month. Unlike Scott, I've always used custom code (was ASP, then ASP.NET) to host my blog. My RSS engine was hand-built early on and now I use an open source wrapper to build my RSS feed.
What has changed in my content. I started out wanting to complain about database development, but as you know over the years its transitioned into a place to complain about everything...not just database development. Hopefully I've successfully kept my political, religious and trite posts to a minimum.
I was reading this post by Don Box with some humor after I got off the plane today. My flight to Redmond was just ridiculously nasty, so when Don proudly annouced that he only took two flights this year I was green with envy. Sure I should have been envious of his work with the .NET 3.0 stack or getting to work with Chris Sells most days...but it wasn't. It was the lack of having to live in a Hotel room. Good for Don!
(Truthfully, there were no trains...but I liked the rhythm of the title).
I lost all my NewsGator feeds so I was tracking down my favorite people...and of course Tim's one of them. It was fun...Here's the trail I followed:
Luckily I love clicking links...