I had been pretty happy using Enki to drive this site. It’s minimal but sufficient, and very easy to tweak. However, one of Enki’s major design decisions drove me into the loving arms of Jekyll: the use of OpenID for authentication. To be fair, I’m mostly pissed at myOpenID, which has failed to authenticate me several times over the last few months and today appears to have lost my account entirely (sort of.) Nonetheless, Enki relies on OpenID for authentication, and myOpenID divorced me, took the kids, and sold my house.
On the up side, moving to Jekyll gave me an excuse to play around with HTML5 and a new layout that I’ll no doubt be tweaking for some time to come.
If you’re using a browser that doesn’t support HTML5 elements, this new layout will probably look like total bullshit, but that’s okay for a couple reasons. First, I really do want to dive further into HTML5 and CSS3. Second, I don’t think this site’s content warrants maximum cross-browser compatibility.
That’s all for now, more to come soon now that I can blog with the combined
Postscript: I’m now using disqus for comments. Hopefully I don’t end up regretting this decision.
Postscript 2: I’ve deleted what was left of my myOpenID account. Farewell OpenID, you were an interesting experiment, but I think your utility is going to be relegated largely to the fringe.