Why change ?
I used to write from time to time on thinkloveshare.blogspot.com which will soon be retired, replaced by thinkloveshare.com. I decided to change for quite a few reasons, here’s the story:
- Code format
There was no easy way to display code snippets. I could have added some js beautifier / pretty printers, but I lacked time, so instead of that was just putting screenshots which is… Probably the worst choice possible… =]
- Hosting various files
For the pwn series, I wanted to host the vulnerable binaries but wasn’t able so store them on the blog itself. Using external links means that some day that can (will) expire, and I don’t like that. I already lost days searching for that one old tool / sample that isn’t available on the internet anymore, and all I could find was dead links.
- Flexibility & Content Manager
The content manager wasn’t that bad, but It definitely wasn’t really pleasant to use either. Also, there were only some basic features on the web interface… The website structure wasn’t easily customizable, so this whole solution was sort of OK, but only temporary.
- OVH - domain name
Step one, register the domain name
thinkloveshare.com at OVH and configure it to make it point at
thinkloveshare.github.io and use the github servers to resolve the domain name.
- Github Pages - hosting
Step two, create a new github account (named
thinkloveshare as it’ll used in the default website URL) that will contain the website sources and content. The website is then served at
thinkloveshare.com but has no content yet.
- Hugo - website generator
- Hyde-Hyde - website theme
Step four, spend quite some time adjusting the Hyde-Hyde theme which is really clean and functional out of the box. Their team made an awesome work there !
- Bash - automating
- Deepl - translations
and last but not least, the magical ingredient, an awesome translator to fasten the translation as I had much content to translate and not much time to do so. The articles are still somehow patched after the automatic translation because Deepl isn’t that perfect, but it really does an amazing job.
Just so you know, the articles are written in French or English depending on the subject, and translated afterward. Most of the IT stuff in English, the rest in French.
Here are the steps I use to publish a new article
- Create / Edit the content
- Debug in local
- Commit everything and publish
These are neat technologies, so there we go for much more fun and more content! ;)
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