Welcome web traveller!
The sidebare finally went two column! There is quite a lot of contextual information in there, but because it was single column everything was “way down there”. Also, this makes the website a bit wider without making the line length of the text too wide.
I have also added more links, improved the calendar and Twitter update display.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage | Permalink
Jaiku, Twitter, Luonica, Ping.fm
More than a year ago I tried out Jaiku and it worked quite well despite some of its glitches. Although the number of journal posts plummeted, I’ve been able to keep up the microblogging. I’ve noticed in the past year that others preferred Twitter and/or identi.ca, but I didn’t want to join all these networks and duplicate my microblogs and all the hassle that came with it. This week I’ve registered myself on ping.fm, so I can post to more services (my Twitter, my Jaiku) simultaneously. Meanwhile Christian had set up a local (test) Laconica service, which available as of yesterday as Luonica on http://ica.luon.net/ (for all Luon users). Obviously, I have also added Luonica to my publish list.Category: life | Tags: life · debian-planet · homepage | Permalink
Last weekend I have decided to just try some of this micro-blogging and lifestreaming stuff. I have always been quite conscious about my own (online) presence and that of others due to long term Jabber usage. The presence-awareness helps me to somehow stay more connected to people on a kind of general level than previously was possible. By the way, this is just because I like to, not because it is a forced, mandatory thing. Concerning micro-blogging. This is a perfect solution for me! I don’t have to think of a title and just can share a thought for whoever is interested whenever.
Anyway, I ended up subscribing to Jaiku. It has a richer feature set than Twitter and it seems more things are “done right” to me. I especially like the comments and channels. I have added a Jaiku Stream Badge to my webpage so I am also trackable there.
Let’s see if I can keep it up. :-)Category: life | Tags: life · debian-planet · homepage · journal · jabber | Permalink
Next to upgrading my journal software I have also replaced the software powering my normal homepage. I used to use Hobix for that, but I have replaced it with Webgen. Don’t get me wrong, both are good pieces of software, but Hobix is just nicer for writing a journal and Webgen for generating webpages from simple formatted content. But in the end, both produce nice static HTML pages! :-)
Note that my normal homepage is emptier than it used to be, but given the low threshold to add something I am sure more will come soon. I also updated my style a bit to synchronize the look of the pages produced by both frameworks, but it was quite trivial in the end.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage · debian-planet | Permalink
Due to the fact that the type of content of my webpage is different than my journal I have decided to switch the engine of the normal site from Hobix to Webgen. With Webgen it is easier to modify and rerender parts of the page and I am not bothered by unnecessary weblog features as modification dates, feeds, etc.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage | Permalink
Although I have a lot to post it has been quiet on this journal. The main reason is that I wanted to wait with new posts until I had the new Hobix package ready. In the Debian/Ruby Extras team I have been working on the package and it’s getting along nicely. The new Hobix release features support for trackbacks, comments, tags, publishing via a webapp and has some more plugins out-of-the-box.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage · debian-planet · debian · journal | Permalink
Full switch to Hobix
I have transfered almost all data of the original site to Hobix YAML files, so this site should have the same structure as the previous one.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage | Permalink
Fonts, picas, ems, fonts... the works!
Redone the fonts of my site again. Everything is now relative to a base font of 10pt. I know that 12pt is normal, but it just to large on every machine I see it on, so 10pt it is. I’ve tried to do all the spacing between all elements as well. So zooming should be no problem1, if everything is too large or small for your taste. Note that the site also has become smaller and has an increased line height to maximize the readability. Microsoft actually has nice typography pages for this, which I’ve used to redo everything. But also Wikipedia was helpful again. Please, send me the screenshots of the index of my journal at 100% zoom and note the browser’s default font size. A pity for the RSS/Atom/OkayNews feed readers, they miss it all. :)
After I installed hobix 2.0b last saturday, I missed the 0.2c and 0.2d released and upgraded to Hobix 0.2e yesterday. But today… Hobix 0.2f got released and now 0.3 which I use now. Good work _why!
1 Works for me in the 60% – 300% range, good enough.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage | Permalink
Transition to Hobix
I’ve been using Instiki as my small & easy CMS. Although it works quite well, I don’t like the fact that journalling with it requires a lot of work (i.e. manually archiving, setting dates and titles, etc.). So I decided to look for/switch to something differing. Since I have been reading up with Why the Lucky Stiff’s for some time now, I knew Hobix already. So, I decided to check it out yesterday. It is really great… it gives you the powers of Ruby, Textile, YAML and a strong/flexible templating engine combined! I have been trying to make it integrate in my already created homepage and I must say, it worked out nicely. I still have got some tweaking and fiddling to do the next weeks with both the homepage and this journal, but I’m confident it’ll work out.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage | Permalink
The journal part of the site has been moved and redone with Hobix!. This system has much more flexible journalling features and is thus better suited for this task. I’m trying to integrate both parts (journal and this site) as good as possible, but will be tweaking this the following weeks.Category: homepage | Tags: homepage | Permalink
Just a start
So, my first entry in this diary. I hope I can keep this up too. I listened to GKGG last night, which was simulcasted by TranceAirWaves, but Galaxy105 really fucked up. At 1am they stopped during Armin’s set and switched to house and then to R&B! Besides that, they we’re talking over all track climaxes and breaks or started a commercial break right on the break of the GG Theme (Blue Fear 2004), how unprofessional. Galaxy, losers! Made first start with my homepage today. After trying Instiki some time ago, I found it was the way to go!Category: life | Tags: life · homepage | Permalink
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