So I logged in to my AWS instance, did some routine updates, got a notification that I needed to restart, and bam. The server refused to boot. It had a good run - about two years - but it gave up the ghost.
I didn’t have a good backup of the Octopress instance that drove the blog before, so it was time to reconstruct. I went theme-hunting and really like this one, so giving it a try. Still Jekyll on the back end, still Github Pages, but a new look. I’ll try to keep this one up to date with blog posts more often.