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.
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.
After a few years of procrastinating I’ve finally gone and changed the look of this site. At least, some of the pages have changed, due the incomprehensibly ad-hoc way in which it is all generated and hangs together, some have the new look and some have the old.
Uh oh… I’m off the air. So of course, nobody can read this. Something bad has happened and my friends at http://bund.com.au/ have been down since Sunday. Best wishes in exorcising the devils within the machinery guys…
A little update to my photos URL rewriting and I should finally have the PHP index displaying working correctly. At least it seems to be for the folders of pictures from the digital camera. More work seems to be needed for the APS folders.
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.