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Jekyll, Docker, and Nginx Reverse Proxy for Static Blogs

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I have no self control, so last week I bough https://www.reenginee.red/. I’m probably going to use it as a home for some sustainable energy/micro-grid/open hardware projects.

In any case, I thought I would use Jekyll to host a fairly unchanging static site. I’d found a theme I really liked, and some projects I’ve seen lately (https://sustywp.com/) have made me more aware of the burden a really heavy site can have on the internet, and on users that don’t have a great connection. (Spoiler: Reenginee.red is currently sitting at about 250kb of transfer, most of that Javascript and CSS, as opposed to the 3mb of the front page of this blog).

Here’s what I started out with:

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