Welcome back!

Posted on Monday 22 February 2016 in s13d

After many months of silence and reflexion, I finally took the time to rebuild something that can act as a blog. This time, I didn’t dare try to write it from scratch with Django. I wish I had the time, but it is something that would take too much of mine. The second option was to find a blog, ideally written in Django, that would suit me. Mezzannine and Puput seemed good competitors but it seemed over complicated for the simple use I have. Finally, I decided to simply use a static site generator. I know, some people think any script written in Makefile could be use to run a static site generator. Still, I hadn’t to write a simple line of code to settle it, except creating a virtualenv. This is neat.

I decided to use Pelican, which is dead simple to use. Generating the site is only one command, and it’s even simpler when you put it into a git server post-receive hook. You got literally nothing to do. I found a simple yer beautiful theme. Maybe a bit too simple, I’m still not quite sure about it. I’ll maybe take some time to tweak it a bit.

Anyway, I’m back, I just need to find interesting things to talk about… The first will probably the writing of a simple Python script to initiate empty Pelican articles :-)