My last post explained about how I create backups of my Instagram posts. I had a few people ask about why this was useful. Other than the Instagram doomsday-scenario, in it’s current form (a git repo with some images and JSON metadata) it wasn’t.

I was ill over the Easter weekend and decided to make something with the data I’d extracted. Enter photos.charlieegan3.com.

The purposes of this new site are:

Examples of some features:

All in, it’s about 5k pages of html. Hugo can build this in about 16 seconds; Netlify can deploy it in about 6 mins. It’s also auto-updated 4 times a day from a task running on Hyper.sh. With over 10,000 pages, felixonline is still the biggest static site I’ve made but if I post enough I might catch up in a decade or so!