From Disqus to Giscus

Wait, why change? The initial choice of Disqus as a comment backend was a hasty one; it was chosen on a whim simply because I had heard of it. It had some clear drawbacks: Not terribly configurable to meet the theme I was going for External site for configuration and management Free tier supported by Ads (the biggest one) Not wanting to pony up cash for a premium tier I decided I would stick with this for now to just have some comments before migrating elsewhere....

February 5, 2023 · 6 min · Nicholas Gilbert

What Do You Say?

Say Anything While pondering the limits of github pages, I wondered if a comments provider would work. Turns out it does, out of the box, really easily, down to the provider (in this case, Hugo and PaperMod). Comments I think will become useful as I start to write about non-blog topics like PowerShell specifics, where folks can contribute questions or suggestions to fix the content I’ve written. It would also allow me to track engagement to some degree (which I’m guessing is next to zero for now....

February 3, 2023 · 3 min · Nicholas Gilbert