Blog migration: Hello World, V2.0
So far this blog was written with my own software, which was mostly
a wrapper around vi to add data to a HTML file, and a perl script to
dig out data and generate a RSS feed. With more or less success.
Features like notifying ("pinging") search engines, tagging entries
to group similar articles etc. were not supported. After seeing
the tagging done in
I wanted to have that too, for exactly the tagging.
Blosxom was appealing to me as
software as it doesn't need a database and all the related install and
maintenance overhead (esp. I don't have root on my webserver, for starters!),
and editing single ASCII files seems the most forward for me, instead of
having data stuffed away in some binary blog database.
For the contents, I have basically split up the old monolithic file into single
bits, and added lots of keywords (see the end of the blog page!).
In the future, this can be used e.g. to easily sort articles into
categories like Articles, Docs, Advocacy, Hardware and whatnot.
For toying, I've started a page with
tags used in my blog, please have a look.
So for the changes:
As always, feel free to drop me mail about updates and comments.
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