Bye bye, Juvia!

Once upon a time, there was a guy who cared about what other people could say about what he was writing on his blog. Well, like all fairy tales, this one also has a happy ending!

In case you didn’t make the connection, the “guy” is me :-). And also in case you didn’t notice: my blog does not have a comment system anymore. My reasoning for that is simple, and I can make a small list with the major points that made me take this decision:

  1. Juvia (the comment system I was using) is written in Ruby, which in itself is enough to drop it entirely (I really don’t understand how it is modeled, and I spent quite some time trying to figure out how to hack it);
  2. I had to run Passenger on my Apache, which was eating lots of RAM (I only have 2GB of RAM in my personal home server, which is where I was running Juvia);
  3. I had to run MySQL in order to store the comments (the other option was PostgreSQL), which was also eating lots of RAM;
  4. I want to use my personal home server for other things :-).

I probably could list a few more reasons, but I think you get the picture. Before dropping the comment system, I spent some days thinking about whether the blog readers would like the decision or not, but after all this time I came up with this: if you, dear reader, want to send me your opinion about what I write here, you can easily send me an e-mail (see the “About” page for my address), and I will happily reply to whatever you have to say. And if I notice that the blog is losing by not having interesting discussions, I can easily bring the comment system back online (though I’d like to find another solution that consumes less memory).

Anyway, that’s it. I’ll make another post about something interesting soon, I promise. Stay tunned!