The only problem with a static site is that you have to generate your site somewhere. I wanted the option to blog on the go.

I was prepared to provision a server in the cloud and spin it up as necessary. But then I ran across Nitrous.IO. A box in the cloud with a Web IDE and ssh access. Serendipity is a sweet thing.

I took Nitrous for a spin and it was exactly what I needed. They have standard templates for Ruby, Node.js, Python, Go or PHP servers and a package manager to add things like Ack, s3cmd and Zsh to your server.