The number of kids who are left out of school is increasing. Why? Because more people are loosing their income source, their homes, and that has a real effect on the kids.

Right now, with covid-19, we’re about to witness thousands, if not millions of people lose their jobs or get evicted from their homes like never before. An eviction can often lead to homelessness which in itself can affect education of a child for years to come.

Especially with the younger ones, because they are more dependent on other people to get them to school or provide them with proper tools for online education.

The risk of missing out on school means a loss of education that could haunt kids throughout their lifetimes. So the cycle of poverty will continue and grow into adulthood. As bad as it is now, it’s only gonna get worse if the government don’t come up with a plan to assist damaged families.

As always, it won’t. We’re completely on our own. Now if that ain’t a hostage situation, I don’t know what is.

So I’m translating a book called It Doesn’t Have To be Crazy at Work written by Jason Fried. I’m planning to publish the translation online, so I was looking for a Static Site Generator and came across Jigsaw by accident. The fact that it’s powered by Laravel got me so excited that I jumped straight to action.

Jigsaw doesn’t provide you with a starter skeleton. Instead, you must build your template from zero all by yourself. But with a default directory structure similar to Laravel, it’s easy to get started for PHP developers. So easy that I’m thinking to migrate this blog to Jigsaw after almost 6 years of ups and downs with the almighty WordPress.

Jigsaw, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

It took us almost three months, more than twice the time anticipated to go from the old design to the new one. More than 10,000 users view this page on a daily basis, so it was a pretty challenging job. But the result is satisfying.
Pretty proud of this bad boy, actually.