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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.

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

Proposal: Blog archive listings, either in Indexette or as a separate addin

Level of difficulty: Medium to high


A utility that will crawl the Ode documents folder and create a list of links by year and month that can be used in the sidebar of the blog as an archive. Another possible archive listing (which I had in Movable Type and quite liked) is a single page with a list of every individual entry by title.

While this could be done with its own Ode addin, this functionality could be folded into the Indexette addin. In this case, the "reindex" call would also build the year/month and full-archive index HTML, which could then be inserted in the appropriate places in the theme file (for the year/month index) and a single "archive" page for the full archive.

Discussion and questions

Am I missing something, or is this an easy project? It's possible to reuse code from Blosxom, PyBlosxom, or just about any blogging system that offers this functionality.