Switched blog to static using Hexo

In a general attempt to somewhat “degoogling” my life, I have moved this blog from Blogspot (which has been Google-owned for a while now) to my own, private web site.

To this end, I am using the Node.js-based static site generator Hexo and feel like I am its only non-Japanese user in existence. Thankfully however, most of the documentation is also available in English and help plentiful on Github forums and the like. So far, so good.

In other news, I have also completely banned all closed-source Google applications from my mobile, which is now running Lineage OS 14.1 and the F-Droid rather than the Google-Play store. Camera uploads end up in NextCloud, operated by a close relative of mine, and navigation needs are satisifed by the open-source program OsmAnd. I also learned that the freely available mail client K9 is nowhere near as immature as it was 10 years ago, when I had tried it last. To cut a long story short: I am not missing a thing, have regained full control over my personal data, and the device’s battery life has just doubled since there is now bugger-all background activity going on when compared to previously. I am surprised, what took me so long…