Pope Urban VII

This site is running on a little collection of Ruby scripts that I’m currently calling Pope Urban VII. There are many static site generators but this one is mine.

So why write another one? Mostly because I wanted to. When you build your own computer tools you’re limited only by your abilities, and the act of building something expands your abilities. Also because I didn’t like little things about the others that I looked into.

Why Pope Urban VII? Mostly because his name contains the letters “u” and “rb” in succession. This project began its life in a file called u.rb. But also because his is an interesting little papacy.

Can you get it? Not yet—you wouldn’t want it until it’s done anyway.