New Life New Blog

It’s been 5 and half years since I last updated my blog. Currently I am at a new place with a new life. Finally settling down and have time to update my digital presence. I have migrated the previous blog back to static site generator (SSG). This is the third transformation. My blog was started using Octopress, then to Ghost, and finally to Hugo. All the data were migrated perfectly, I hope I missed none....

September 21, 2021 · 1 min · Shern Shiou Tan

NGINX for Ghost Blog

Just wanna share the configuration for my NGINX that I used to front as proxy for this Ghost blog. As you can see I used pagespeed to increase the page performance and optimize the html pages. You may check on the configuration to replace Ubuntu NGINX with built in pagespeed at:

March 31, 2014 · 1 min · Shern Shiou Tan

Porting to Octopress

I have slowed down my updates on my blog these months. Lately, I spend my time travelling so do my works. The other reason behind the reduced of new posts because I am considering alternative platform to Posterous. Some of you might know that Posterous is winding down after the acquisition by Twitter. After several trials, I’ve decided to settle with Octopress hosted with Heroku due to several reasons:- Complete mirror of local copy Changes are tracked with Git Markdown Code snippet with Pygments Awesome mobile theme But this platform has several downside compared to Posterous...

August 16, 2012 · 1 min · Shern Shiou Tan


I am considering switching from Posterous to Tumblr because of recent acquisition of Posterous by Twitter. Apparently, I have decided to switch to Octopress :) 2012-08-20 Finally, I landed on Ghost hosting on EC2 :) 2013-10-17

April 25, 2012 · 1 min · Shern Shiou Tan


Just found out someone really did read my blog… Maybe I should post more.. :P

February 23, 2012 · 1 min · Shern Shiou Tan