Posted: Fri, 1 July 2011
I've taken the plunge, and converted my blog from a venerable but largely
unmaintain(ed|able) blosxom setup that I've had since 2005 (OMG!) into a new
and shiny Jekyll-backed system. The main benefits are that I'm more
comfortable hacking away at Jekyll (being written in Ruby), and my blog post
submission no longer requires me to e-mail my blog posts to myself to put
them up (that was just an artifact of how I set it up all those years ago,
but it had worked so I wasn't willing to change it just for the sake of it).
Jekyll's superior (for me) hackability has reaped dividends already -- I've
put together a home-grown comments system, which fulfils my primary
requirements of being as close to completely statically-generated as it's
possible to be (about 10 lines of PHP is the only dynamic content), and
**UPDATE:** I've finally released my [static comments
post](/~mpalmer/blog/2011/07/19/static-comments-in-jekyll.html) has more
details of what it is and how it works.