THIS POST IS A WORK IN PROGRESS
One of the things I want to do is write more. Being easily distracted I want a plain text system where I can just write down what I am thinking without worrying too much about formatting ,etc
What I want to write about is programming (Python, R), statics, data analysis and still be able to read what I wrote ten, twenty years from now. If its worth reading is another question :-(
Plain text is the tool for this, in particular Markdown. Since I like the Python programming language, the blogging system Pelican is the tool for me.
I believe the combination of Markdown and Pelican will mean my plaintext data, unlike a twenty year old wordstar file will always be retrievable. .. Now if only I had something worthwile to write that I will still want to see in twenty years.
How to set up the system
First up a big thanks to MacDrifter. I am just catching up to him.
I am writing down what I need to do to get my website up to the standard I want and MacDrifter has not just already done it, but has written articles on how to do it. As I am reading through his experiences, some (OK, most) of what he has said I have now taken to be what I need
I particulary like the look of the MacDrifter site. What I want on my site is:
A column at the right where I put
- My link list of sites that I like
- My latest pinboard links (so I can remember what I bookmarked)
- A Tag cloud (it looks cool)
On the Header I want:
- About Me
For the footer. I love the Plumage theme ... worth well copying!
- For each article or post:
I don't want categories. I like tags much more
Title time, and a link to the Multimarkdown file which produced the post
So for this post if I wrote it at 2am on May 2nd, 2014 I would want the post header to be
Automating Pelican Posts too early on May 02, 2014 by Stephen Where time is :::text Midnight to 7am ... too early on 7am to Midday ... morning of 12:01pm to 6pm ... afternoon of 18:01 to Midnight ... evening of
hmm, maybe not ... but this is my initial plan.
Useful links from MacDrifter that I will be using a guide to getting my site up and running:
- Pelican Guide - Moving From WordPress and Initial Setup The best place to start particullary if you are moving from Wordpress.
Another article to compliment the above - Moving to Pelican - Design Planning. I bookmarked this one and will come back to it later
Found this very useful -How I setup Pelican
More of MacDrifter:
- The Road to Pelican 3.2
- Things I've Learned About Properly Formatted Blog Posts
- Matching MultiMarkdown Meta Data with Hazel
- Linked List Posts in Pelican
These are good too: