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Thu, 27 Feb 2003
I use Blosxom to run this here blog. It's simple to set up and does everything I need. And it also means I can write entries in a text editor "like God intended". I looked at some of the various blog services but those didn't interest me. I have an apache server and a domain after all. And of course I preferred something Open Source. Blosxom fits the bill
One way to post is of course using good ole vim/vi inside an ssh session.
But instead I work on my laptop remotely where I have a mirror of my blog
directory structure. I use rsync to sync
up the whole shebang. It looks like this from inside my local mirror of the blog:
rsync --rsh="ssh" -avz --progress . www.scottharney.com:/path/to/blog/scotth
Well, if for no other reason, everyone else is blogging (I really hate that term, actually). Actually I really needed a home for some documentation notes for myself. I've always kept little README files around noting changes I've made and things I discovered but it's really better to have them in one place like this.
Of course it's also for some amusement. And I have this journalism degree that I never actually use. Perhaps this will be useful to others as well. I also will likely cross-post some bits on nolug.org which is a site I manage as well.
I was also making some notes ranting about issues at work. On reflection, I decided to remove those for several reasons. Even though I elided all identifying details, I do work at a government facility and I'm under NDA. Better safe than sorry. And I also felt maybe I was giving a false view of my work environment. It's not all 'Dilbert-esque' but that's likely all that would be posted here.