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New web site, domain and blog

March 15, 2009

This is the first test post at my new web site. The layout hasn’t changed much, but the underlaying arcitecture is new, using RubyOnRails.

It feels good to move away from the old Zope system that I used for the blog, and also to integrate the blog and the rest of the pages.

Some work remain to be done though:

  • Old blog posts need to be moved over. I hope to find an automated way of doing so, as I have more than 700 blog posts accumulated.
  • IN PROGRESS: Info on projects need to be moved over.
  • DONE: I’d like to add a model for uploading images.
  • DONE: I’d also like to add a general model for uploading files.
  • DONE: Some stuff remains to be done before the domain is up and running properly
  • I’d like to add a search field to the blog.
  • There is no link to my delicious bookmarks currently.

For the time being I have not implemented comments or trackbacks for the blog. I had to shut them down anyway several years ago to prevent spam, and haven’t missed them much. I have also decided to drop categories and tags for the time being. So I guess this is becoming more of an online diary that a blog proper.

But at least RSS is working properly again.

If you need to access the old blog, it will be available for a while here, but eventually it will fade out.