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Jun 28, 2007

Annotated Blosxom

If you're a fan of Perl of Blosxom you'll appreciate the fully annotated Blosxom script by Rob Reed.

[/tech/perl/blosxom] | [permalink] | [2007.06.28-10:41.00]

Apr 03, 2007

Blosxom to Pivot

I did my bit for Pivot by helping to get text importing to Pivot - this means people with lots of text files or people (like me) who have a Blosxom based website can suck the content into a slightly fancier blogging engine.

Base-hosting plans often don't include database access so simple web tools like Pivot & Blosxom are a godsend.

I suspect I'll be importing and moving my website to Pivot shortly although Blosxom is so simple I'm not sure if I want to learn a whole new 'engine' and templating system . . .

[/tech/perl/blosxom] | [permalink] | [2007.04.03-00:36.00]

Jul 03, 2006

Header Graphic

Header graphic is a sunset over Pauanui beach. The Coromandel is a lovely place if you can avoid the Jafa's buying up property and plonking million dollar mansions in amongst the local bach's.

[/tech/perl/blosxom] | [permalink] | [2006.07.03-09:40.00]

Jul 02, 2006

New Look

Ended up modifying an open source template from Asphaug for use with Blosxom. CSS is much trickier to get a handle on than I thought - I can see why templates are so prevalent - designing from scratch is a pain and the tools are not much better than those used at the dawn of the web (ie a text editor).

[/tech/perl/blosxom] | [permalink] | [2006.07.02-09:41.00]

Nov 13, 2005

Blosxom Plugins

Bear with me as I experiment with the Reading Room in the right sidebar (note I haven't added my own books in yet - these are just the default ones).

[/tech/perl/blosxom] | [permalink] | [2005.11.13-04:42.00]

Aug 27, 2005

Apache Rewrite for Blosxom Url Hiding

I just realised my Blosxom 'categorytree' plugin wasn't working. The Blosxom web page was loading fine but none of the sub links/categories were working.

A quick search of the faq turned up this tidbit on url-hiding.

And I just had to add to my .htaccess file

RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^osxom/?(.*)$ osxom/blosxom.cgi/$1 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ blosxom.cgi/$1 [L,QSA]

Whats wierd is that I thought I had this fixed already.

[/tech/perl/blosxom] | [permalink] | [2005.08.27-21:05.00]

Feb 10, 2005


This site uses blosxom version 2 with the following plugins blox, breadcrumbs, calendar, categorytree, flatarchives and state.

Blosxom is a simple perl script that works in conjunction with your web server - essentially each post is a seperate text file which you place in directory and that gets served up according to some simple rules that can be configured in Blosxom itself. Folders for posts represent categories, plugins provide extra features and flavours allow you to customise the look and feel of the site. Blosxom also automatically generates an RSS/XML feed from your posts making it easy to subscribe to updates in a feed-reader.

I've just discovered blosedit for web based editing although I also use the Mac OS X app blapp and of course ssh / vi.

[/tech/perl/blosxom] | [permalink] | [2005.02.10-19:01.00]