Switching to Octopress
Switching to Octopress, see http://octopress.org/. I haven’t blogged in a long time, but I wanted to start again. Got some emacs stuff I’d like to get out. Anyway, here are some notes on my conversion.
Theme is Greyshade, see https://github.com/shashankmehta/greyshade. My color is #0020C2, see https://github.com/shashankmehta/greyshade/wiki/Sites-using-Greyshade. I really like the mobile format baked into the theme.
Exported old wordpress content with https://github.com/thomasf/exitwp. Worked great, after I cleaned up the xmllint errors. Looks like there was a few formatting issues, but I don’t care enough to fix them.
Found alias generator plugin for Jekyll at https://github.com/tsmango/jekyll_alias_generator. Just copied the alias_generator.rb into the plugins directory and added something like the following to the yaml section of every old post. Allows the old links to still work, in case anyone had linked to me.
Thought about migrating all the old comments over and using something like http://disqus.com/. In the end, I decided not to enable comments at all. Hit me up on twitter or google+ if you really have something to say.
So far, this has been really easy. I like it a lot. Nice to be using ruby again.