# Adrian Tritschler's stuffMy website, an agglomerative mess, probably half-eaten by a gru

## New day, new year, new page, new style…

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2008

Time to bite the bullet, out with the old looking site and in with the new. Not just the look either, the mess of pages generated in myriad different ways had been annoying me, it was all just too unmaintainable. Page the first… now to back-fill with the rest. If there’s anything in particular that someone is looking for, it should return shortly. If you’re in a real hurry, let me know which page you’re missing and I’ll transmogrify it into the new system.

## Maybe muse?

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2006

The two contenders that I can seem to find for tools to help me write and publish my website are pyblosxom and muse. If I was going to use pyblosxom it would be to publish static pages, which doesn’t seem to work 100% and isn’t really what it’s intended for. My main requirements are: consistency of appearance no change to existing URLs OTOH, it seems I can use muse to publish to blosxom source files, then use pyblosxom to publish these to HTML.

## Photographs into PyBlosxom

Sunday, Aug 20, 2006

A perl script to general PyBlosxom format text files, then a shell script to make the directory structure and call the perl for each day’s photos: for m in seq 1 7; do for d in 2006/0$m/??; do ./pybexif$d; done; done;

## PyBlosxom tests

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2006

The tagger.py plugin should let me do things like “three bold words”[b] and “four words in italics”[i] OK, that doesn’t work.

## PyBlosxom v1.3.2

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2006

I’m tempted to try again and see if I can beat PyBlosxom into producing the kind of site I’m after. This will be my first posting if that system works, then I have to see about back-filling with all the old posts.

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.