About a year ago (a few months longer actually) I switched to Linux as my main operating system. My goal was to become more proficiant in the use and administration of Linux and unix-like systems. Software Switching to Linux didn’t just mean ditching Windows, but also the applications I was used to working with. Software like Microsoft Office springs to mind as an obvious one. Since MS Office doesn’t run on Linux natively I had to find another solution.
Until about a week ago I had a complete Wordpress installation for my About page, my CV and some old blog posts. Don’t get me wrong, I like Wordpress, and I still use it when I build websites for other people. But it seemed like overkill for a website that is basically some plaintext, some formatting, and maybe an image or two. What got me thinking about this was Bryan Lunduke’s video, The World Wide Web Sucks, in which he rants about high RAM and CPU usage of websites these days.