My PyBlosxom setup (5/15/2005)

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I figured I'd take some time to share my PyBlosxom setup. As of this writing, I'm running PyBlosxom under Python 2.3.4 on Debian with Apache 1.3.33. I'm running PyBlosxom 1.2 (with some minor adjustments). I have the following plugins:

  • booklist - displays a list of books that I'm reading

  • comments

  • wbgcomment_blacklist - rejects comments that have certain blacklisted terms in them (which has the minor nuissance that no one can talk about Texas Hold'em on here)

  • conditionalhttp - returns a 304 if the content hasn't been modified

  • filter - filters out CVS and other directories from my blog

  • gecko - tells people to use Firefox at the top if they aren't already doing so

  • plugininfo - lists the plugins that I'm using

  • pycategories - lists the categories in a hierarchy

  • pyfilenamemtime - allows me to set the mtime of the blog entry in the file name

  • pyinclude - allows me to include files with python scriptlets in the head and foot templates

  • pystaticfile - (poorly named) allows "static" content on my site but renders it in the existing template structure

  • readmore - allows me to break up my entries into a summary and extended section (I don't think I ever use this)

  • rss2renderer - builds the RSS 2.0 feed

  • tipsparser - parses tips files

  • title - urlencodes the title of a blog entry and tosses it in $urlencodedtitle (which is better for Google Links)

  • wbgamazon - builds Amazon links

  • wbgarchives - builds archive pages for entire years

  • wbgdebug - allows me to look at the debug output of my blog by tossing debug=yes in the querystring

  • wbggrep - my incredibly hacked "search" engine

  • wbgpager - builds paging navigation when there are more entries to display than I want to display at one time

  • wbgrecent - summarizes recent activity on my blog

I write most of my entries using vi or emacs and for the most part I write them in HTML.

There was a time where I wrote blog entries on whatever was in my head to build content and thus test PyBlosxom. Recently, I've been doing development summaries and writing about life changes. I think a good portion of my blog entries talk about how I don't have much free time.

I have no idea who my audience is or what they look for here.

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