Converting to <a href="http://www.blosxom.com">Blosxom</a>

For the longest time I've been writing my own blogging tools and wandering around the 'net looking for something that made sense to me. I've always reverted to using a template and good ol' Save As to make new entries. There have never been any categories because I've never cared enough to add them...that's what new domain names are for, right? As far as archives go. I think I had those once. In like 1999. But they required work to maintain (or a CMS that was used for more than four consecutive entries). Neither the work part or the CMS part ever captured my interest for very long.

All of that now changes (although who knows how long it'll be before it changes again). Derek has been complaining about my lack of "archives" (even though they were right freaking there!); and Dieter has beat me to the punch by launching his Blosxom site before I could.

I love the concept of Blosxom (even if I can hardly ever spell it correctly). Basically it goes like this: make some files. Put them in sub-directories if you want. That's about it. I still have issues with the storage part of things as I end up with .txt files which include fragments of HTML. I'd rather have something pretty like XML. But then I'd never get around to writing an entry.

Absolutely none of this means that I'll be writing entries on a more frequent basis though. I still have a bunch of automation that I need to add before I'll really start writing anything. And even then it'll be spread across this site, StrangeLittleGirl and Xtrinsic. But that's ok. At least Derek gets his freakin' archives.

In other news: Week One of AVIS216 has come and gone. You can follow along over at TWIT. (I've decided not to renew the domain name. Teachers don't seem to be interested in sharing lesson plans, only in taking them. I've moved my information over to xtrinsic.com/training instead.) I'm looking for a better scheme to store all my notes in. HTML simply doesn't cut it. I need something that allows me to say, "and this over here? Yes, this bit. It's an activity." So if you happen to know of any good mark-up languages for learning tools/learning objects/whateverthefuckthecurrentbuzzwordis do drop me a line. :) The contact deets should be off to the side somewhere.

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