Tag Archives: meta

Moved off of LiveJournal

My old LiveJournal blog has served me well over the last four years, but I was getting tired of LJ. When I first started this blog, I mostly used it like any other whiny homesick new college graduate would. But nowadays, I use this less like a social networking tool and more like a way to organize my projects and post writeups of things I’m working on or things I find interesting. So the community aspect of LJ wasn’t really useful to me, and I wanted more control over the technical and stylistic aspects of the site. Most of all, I wanted proper permalink URLs 🙂

So, here it is. I installed WordPress, ran its LiveJournal importer, and wrote some Python scripts to automatically fix up a few things. I also tried to go through all of the old posts and tag/categorize them properly, and fix up any broken links. The theme is a slightly modified version of Green Park 2, with some small formatting tweaks and a little bit of custom artwork.

Love it? Hate it? Let me know!

New Blog for CIA.vc

Well, I have finally joined the ranks of those who have multiple blogs.

All CIA-related posts will be made on my new CIA Blog.

As a side note, I’ve been quite happy with Django for the new CIA web site. It makes the easy things easy and still manages to get out of my way when I need it to.

I was a little disappointed not to find a decent ready-made blogging app I could drop into CIA, but I’m pretty sure this is because creating a blog in Django is almost entirely an exercise in writing HTML templates and integrating it with the rest of your site. CIA’s blog turned out to be about 400 lines of Python. Most of this is for integrating the blog with both reStructuredText and CIA’s existing AJAX image uploading system.