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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Wed, 04 May 2011

My new blog - powered by Ode

Welcome to my new blog. It looks a lot like the Ode home page because I'm using Ode to run the site.

And I happen to like the default theme, called Logic.

There's a bit of work to do when it comes to adopting a new platform and customizing it, so this Ode blog should look less like http://ode-is-simple.com in time.

I hope to have many different kinds of content here, and possibly different styles/themes for each category, all without a fancy blogging CMS, reams of PHP code, a database and all that goes with that.

Let's see how it goes.