This is My IPFS First Post
Well first post to this block. I retired my old blog after letting it limp along for years. I'm ready for a new fresh start. So I figured why not use IPFS and Hugo? I'm pretty sure it should be easy to do. Though I'm seeing that Jekyll might be better. I'm not well versed in Ruby so I'm trying to avoid it.
So what is this space going being used for? Mostly just geeky after action reports I suppose. My hobbies have expanded and changed a lot over years. So I'm guessing this will have things related to microcontrollers, general sysadmin stuff, python, ham radio, and cooking.
Right now I'm curious how much of my old blog I can bring over that is still relevant, how well IPFS handles things, and if I can somehow tie all of this into packet radio!
What is IPFS?
So for those of you wondering WHAT IS IPFS? I'll explain it in a way that you might understand using some words you might already know. It's a peer to peer system that instead of addressing content where it's located eg youtube.com it's addressing content by it's ID. Meaning that a video on youtube might be something like https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ would be QmdNBsDWQ1JKrt6ynYuQQpL2NzUVJ5eTLW6bz129S1bLsV on the IPFS network. The advantage to this is that even if youtube were to vanish one day. As long as even ONE peer on the IPFS network has that content then you can get to it. Since throwing around hashes aren't really useful for everyday use that's were IPNS and IPFS gateway's really come in handy. We can set it so that it uses DNS. Kind of like how instead of going to some IP Address like 22.214.171.124 you go to a website eg youtube.com. This is the same kinda thing here, it even allows people who do not have an IPFS client built into their browser eg Opera, Brave, etc. to view the content. On a side note if you want to add IPFS to your browser there's extensions and a desktop client.