About this website

I've decided that the time has finally come for me to move away from vim-written html that had started to become unmanageable, moving to vim-written reStructuredText that is converted into a website using rest2web.

I don't use a dynamic web framework because the contents of this site are mostly static and I believe that wasting computer cycles is wrong, even when they are plenty. A static website is also simpler and safer to maintain.

The move

I've put online this new version of my website maybe a little early, while I'm still fiddling with rest2web, so that I can start adding new contents sooner, and move the old content to the new system.

As I work on the move, the old content will be available under http://www.trueelena.org/old/; expect broken links as I have to remove content that has already been migrated because of hosting space limits.

Italian content is being moved to its own subdomain, at http://it.trueelena.org/.

Some technical details

The sources for this website are a set of reStructuredText files managed in a (private) git repository.

Building and updating the website is done automagically with a git hook that invokes rest2web and then sitecopy to upload the changed files to the site host.


An experimental atom feed is available, generated with rest2web as described in the article Generating Atom Feeds with rest2web

Share Nice

Share Nice is a social sharing widget that is designed to protect your privacy by contacting various (social) services only when the user opts-in by clicking the relative button.

I've stumbled upon it in a comment to an lwn article, googled a bit and decided to give it a try. Right now I'm just using the hosted version they provide on a server that claims to keep no logs, but it is free software under the MIT license, and people who run sites with more sensitive contents than mine can (and probably should) host it themselves.

Send a comment: unless requested otherwise I may add it, or some extract, to this page.

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