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May 31, 2024

So there’s kind of a lot to do

Among other things:

  • I still haven’t decided if I’m going to try to do anything with the old archives.
  • I have to decide whether to stick with this template, and if I do, how much effort I want to put into customizing it.
    • With the old blog, half of the fun was coding up little applet-izers and nonsense for the sidebars. I don’t yet know what that sort of thing really entails when I’m working with a statically generated site.
    • I really don’t understand this blog engine yet. PyBlosxom (and Blosxom before it) were really, really simple things to deal with conceptually. Drop HTML in a folder structure, crop some photos, and forget.
  • The machine I’m running this on is comically underpowered, like 2010-cellphone-level underpowered. Of course, that may actually be good enough for serving static webpages to a tiny handful of browsers a day.
  • Probably won’t bother with comments. I don’t see very many still active bloggers who bother with them and all the annoyances that come with them. If there’s a way to link them to some other discussion platform, maybe. I don’t really like Disqus and the like.
  • There aren’t feeds yet, because I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing and I don’t want to keep messing with people’s feed readers while I’m still working out what permalinks will look like, whether or not I can support Etags, etc.