I’ll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! You don’t tell your pappy how to court the electorate. We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here. We’re MASS communicating!
(Pappy O’Daniel in O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
I’m not happy with the way the old one looked,
I wanted to learn Ruby (a mixture of curiosity and having to use it somewhere else).
This site is built using Jekyll, which essentially is a template processing tool written in Ruby. A good place to start are the various links shown on the about page page. Lots of people use it, and lots of people have written tutorials. Here are a few bits which I took a bit further from there.
It’s easy to set up a Jekyll blog (and free on Github if you don’t need plugins), and here are a few tutorials that helped me a lot:
This works, but it’d be nice to have more control over how the summary and content of posts are exported to the RSS feed. Also,
the layout of <pre> tags will not be preserved, which doesn’t look so good. Finally, when using the above feed for static site search,
our site’s users will have to use queries for HTML rather than plain text. My solution post-processes
the output of Jekyll into an Atom feed using a plugin. The plugin works pretty much
like a standard generator, but is run in Site::write in order to have access to