Obviously, not many people contact me asking things about this blog. So, I’m placing these fabricated questions here to tell you a little more about a few things.

 

First things first, is there a dark mode?

Of course, I’m not uncivilized. There’s a circle icon towards the top right-hand corner that looks something like ◑. Honestly, you can’t miss it. It’s the only icon there. Click it and it will toggle between “dark” and “light” modes.

 

Who are you anyway?

I’m Gaveen. The site introduction says I’m a SysAdmin, Programming Language Tourist, and Petty Dabbler of the Written Word, among other things.

 

What is your full name?

Gaveen Prabhasara de Silva. Being Sri Lankan, obviously there are more parts to my name, but this fits well enough into the first/middle/last-name convention. Besides, do you need even more hard-to-pronounce names in your life?

 

Are there more navigation options?

Yes. Currently the site content is organized into main categories, while each post may have tags.

 

Can I subscribe only to a section I like in this blog?

Yes. Each of the categories and tags will have its own RSS feed. Just append an ‘index.xml’ to the URL to get the relevant feed URL. For example, if you want to subscribe only to posts with devops tag, you can do so.

 

How was this site made?

This blog is currently built as a static site using Hugo and hosted on GitHub Pages. Current theme in use is a slightly modified version of Hello Friend NG by Djordje Atlialp.

 

Have I seen this site elsewhere before?

Unlikely, but not impossible. This site was initially hosted on Medium (2017-2018) and later on Svbtle (2019) services respectively before finally being moved to GitHub Pages (2020).

 

Why was it moved away from those previous services?

I didn’t like the direction Medium was going, which is why I first moved to Svbtle. If you want minimalist features and a blogging service which gets out of your way, I still can recommend Svbtle. However, I needed just a little more customization than what Svbtle offered, hence here we are.

 

Have I read some of these posts elsewhere?

It’s possible. Right now, this is not syndicated as far as I know. However, I have re-posted selected tech-related posts on my dev.to profile. For example, My Vim Story.