Farewell, SATE. You will be missed.
Well, ever since I revamped this site back in 2014, my "workspace", or at least the folder containing previous versions of SpudStalker, looked something like this:
I finally, finally got around to doing something I should have done from the beginning... using git to handle version control.
It was also interesting going back through the site's earlier versions (something I could have done anytime previously, I just never bothered) and seeing how the content has changed. There are certainly a couple of pages I regret posting and I'm glad haven't been archived elsewhere, and of course the appearance has at least gotten a little better with time.
Again, this is a "meh" change, but it's starting to make things a lot easier to maintain. Also, my web folder went from 5.1 GB to 338 MB... not too shabby.
Alright, alright, alright already.
As you can(not) probably tell, the site has been bouncing back and forth between a few different templates/styles (when does it not?) over the past few days. What happened is I have been torn over what to leave in and what to take out.
Earlier, I had matched the site's styling to this site, as I figured less design is actually more.
However, navigation is still something that plagues me, and something the author of the above site, or any of the other "the web is perfect don't fuck with it" people don't address. The obvious answer is to use inline linking (like we all did back in the 90's) for navigation, but this creates a mess I don't feel like I have the energy to maintain. I can't, for the life of me, figure out a way to include a long-ass list of links at the top of the site, no matter how structured and truncated for different sections.
I think I'm finally done with worrying about how this site looks. The current style looks good (in my opinion) on a variety of screens, doesn't break (completely) on older user agents, and even prints cleanly.
Expect to see more content in the future, and less design changes. I have recently re-written SATE to simplify it, allow more flexible usage, and wrote some basic documentation on it. I have a few more ideas for scripts I want to publish which will probably go up next.
In the meantime, please excuse the ever-changing nature of how the site has looked over the past few weeks.
Finally got off my ass and re-arranged content to follow a hierarchical structure, using folders to group related content.
It sounds basic, but forever, I've simply been placing all pages in the same folder.
Same old song and dance. New style, same old content.
Also, after nearly 11 years of running this website (or one like it), I finally ran the whole thing through a spell checker, finding gems like "interial", "Enhacned", "ect.", etc. Hopefully, I can do better in the future.
The site has been down for the last week or so, as I migrated from my unstable, overly patched debian/grsec server running lighttpd to a more "vanilla" one. No content has changed, and the HPKP pins remain the same.