Blogging with Pelican
Have installed Pelican for blogging purposes on my Digital Ocean server. Seems pretty cool, and brings another thing under my control!
Need to read through all the release notes as not quite worked out how to deal with styling fully as yet.
You might want to look at this comment system using Pump.io, for Pelican =)
(The author is wrong about Pump being 'microblogging' though :p)
The sad part is that the 'plugin' doesn't actually use the title field in Pump, I think. Room for improvement ;)
EDIT: I saw this in the source code:
““# TODO post notices to public””
Posting non-public is a bad idea... but apparently it does post to public, it's just an outdated comment.
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Current status - coveting Entroware Apollo laptop now that my daughter is taking my current Macbook (or rather Mintbook as it is set up) to University with her.
Mine is a hangback from when I had to have one for work - have been looking for an excuse to get a new machine for ages as the macbook is awful for running Linux on (although Linux on it is infinitely better than Mac OS).
Just need to try and persuade my daughter to jump to Linux and I can ebay it and buy her a proper one as well ;-)
This evening I have been mostly setting up Mediagoblin to try on my local machine. Not sure why I've never given it a spin before.
- I've been trying to use mutt for a while to do my email as I really like the interface and approach, but I've never quite clicked with it. Thankfully - if rather late to the party - I have now found offlineimap and the missing piece slots in place.
Am thinking of moving to an Android tablet, preferably a 7/8" one that can run Cyanogen Mod - any and all suggestions welcomed with open arms!
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I've been using the Nexus 7 (the old 2012 model) for a while and I really like it. No need for ugly hacks to jail break it, and Cyanogenmod works like a charm.
I haven't tried the newer Nexus 7 model, though. But check Cyanogenmod forums, it probably works as well.
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Converted all of my mp3 and m4a to ogg overnight. Happy to say that the quality has not suffered (as far as my tired ears can tell), and a quick trip to easytag beforehand meant they all came over with correct info this time.
Only thing I am still having an issue with on Gnome3 is getting the laptop to suspend on closing the lid. DDG search is turning up surprisingly little.
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Seems not on Gnome 3.8 on Jessie, and they've also taken out the option from the tweak-tool settings. Looks like an issue with systemd either being used or not used - a bit out of my technical skill range to understand fully.
This blog post sorted it out though, had to add 'init=/bin/systemd' to my grub config file and all seems to be working now.
Quite pleased I've stuck with sorting out the issues I've had and getting gnome3 working as I'm quite enjoying the UI now I've got used to it.
I've been trying to learn to love Gnome3, and it is much better now than it was, but there's just too much hidden for my liking so am giving XFCE (yet) another try. One thing I can't work out though, is how to get padding in the panel so it doesn't keep jumping around as I open and close windows.
Gnome and ownCloud
Gnome 3.8 provides excellent support for Owncloud integration, with files showing up directly in Nautilus. Unfortunately I can't open any of these files and the sync client appears not to keep the old 'ownCloud' folder updated any more...
I always knew when my work switched to Google docs that it would be trouble. The word processing app gives you so little control over the display of your document that it's painful to work with. It's incredible how much we are prepared to give up (functionality) and give away (security and freedom) in the name of 'convenience'.Show all 8 replies
- Have added the 'news' plugin to my owncloud. Works much better for me than TinyTinyRSS that I was using before - and better than most desktop readers I've used before as well.
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Updating my CV always feels like it will be a quick job and ends up taking all night. Hopefully won't need to update it again for a while this time...
Replicant working well on phone so far. Have linked up calendar and contacts to owncloud and got a few apps from F-droid to try out. Wifi not working without proprietary firmware, but I'm realising now how little I use wifi anyway.
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