Ditched Wordpress for Blogofile

November 27, 2010 at 06:31 PM | categories: Uncategorized | View Comments

I'm finally tired of the Wordpress upgrade treadmill, and the zero-day exploits for poorly written PHP code causing my site to be compromised, and spammers to filling my blog with crap.

Since many of my posts have good Google juice, it was important for me to maintain my link structure. For awhile, I toyed with writing my own static site generator. I wanted to be able to edit my posts in Vim, and generate static HTML. The bar for hacking a blog through static HTML files and CSS is far higher than PHP backed MySQL driven sites. I did some searching and found one written in my language of choice, Python and which allowed me to seamlessly convert from PHP without breaking my links.

Though it's got some rough edges, I'm pretty pleased with how well Blogofile has worked. I highly recommend it! Now that Cloudfront supports a default root object, I will eventually end up serving my blog through AWS, eliminating having to maintain a server or muck with Apache at all. Win win win.

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Upgraded to Wordpress 2.9

December 19, 2009 at 09:39 PM | categories: Uncategorized | View Comments

Tired of the Wordpress upgrade treadmill. I don't need any new features, but I'm terrified of all the lurking security holes. It may be high time to write my own blogging engine with only the features I need. Update: awesome, a spammer injected crap into my blog already. I hate wordpress.

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Chinese Citation

December 11, 2008 at 01:14 AM | categories: linux | View Comments

I came acrosssomeone citing an article I wrote for Linux.com back in 2002 about China's Red Flag Linux. It's weird reading stuff I wrote back then now. Back in the day, I thought I was pretty knowledgeable. These days I actually know more, and feel like I know less. In fact, it's hard to find anything worthwhile to write about as I don't feel like I can do it justice. One of these days I'm going to have to chronicle some of the event surrounding Linux.com. I made a lot of good friends working on that site, made a little bit of money for college, and learned a ton. Still, there were some decisions made by VA/OSDN that weren't in the best interest of the community or the people that volunteered their time, energy and passion to trying to spread open source and evangelize Linux. Maybe some day I will, but not tonight :) Happy Holidays everyone!

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Attack of the Ubuntu Forks

November 17, 2008 at 07:53 PM | categories: Uncategorized | View Comments

Why does Ubuntu inspire so many forks?

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Why does Ubuntu have so many forks?

November 10, 2008 at 01:20 AM | categories: linux | View Comments

Why do you need to fork an entire distribution to change the window manager, like Xubuntu, or to make the default KDE like Kubuntu? Ummm, could you just make it user configurable instead of duplicating this amount of effort? Guys, really? Really? Really?

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Chimpanzee rides Segway and Wins at the Internet

October 21, 2008 at 12:32 AM | categories: Uncategorized | View Comments

I love you internets.

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Need a private jet?

September 13, 2008 at 10:53 PM | categories: random | View Comments

http://www.sentient.com/pricing/ Hope you got several thousand dollars per hour :)

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