Once more into the blogs

Apparently, I've decided to start a new blog. I'm not really sure what I'll do with this blog. I don't really need a blog at the moment, but I feel I should have one just in case. One day, I might conceivably have a neat project I'd like to share online. If and when that day comes, it would be good to already have a working blog; it would be one less thing for future project-having me to worry about

I've messed around with blogs before. I had a Byteflow blog at one point and actually posted a few entries. (Maybe I'll import and back-date them here.) It's a great system, but at the time I didn't really have the time or energy to wrap my head around Django or troubleshoot FCGI issues on a cheap shared web host. I had Wordpress installed for quite a while, but I never did anything at all with it. At some point I realized a static blog would be much less hassle. I didn't really need much dynamic content and didn't look forward to dealing with comment spam. I strongly considered some of the Python static blog generators like Blogofile, Hyde, and Pelican.

In the end, I chose o-blog. I've been moving more and more of my life into one directory of org-mode files; why shouldn't my blog live there too? Note that o-blog should not be blamed for the appearance of my blog. I brutally ripped everything pretty out of the example templates in order to simplify them enough for me to fully understand.