Finishing up Jekyll migration - this time for real

Feb. 23, 2013, 1:49 p.m. jekyll , Wordpress

Yesterday's goal was to finish off the migration from Wordpress to Jekyll (a destination that was arrived at after a long journey), however there still was a couple of sticking points including paginated categories and tags. Thankfully I found a really well documented plugin which someone with only ...

Jekyll finishing up

Feb. 22, 2013, 11:23 a.m. jekyll , Ruby , Wordpress

So it's been an eventful journey; after deciding to do away with wordpress (this time for real), I started looking at static blog generators with Jekyll being the very first. Thereafter I investigated Hyde, Mynt, Punch, Pelican and a few other as well. All of them had their pros and cons but in the ...

Leveling up the traffic alerts system

Feb. 21, 2013, 4:27 a.m. gps , road.lk , sri lanka

Road.lk's traffic alert system now get's a fair bit of use, and proved it's worth whenever the congestion level in Colombo went through the roof. For example when that infamous traffic survey was conducted by the police, road.lk started reporting higher levels of traffic by 6:39am and over the next ...

Manymo and Eclipse

Feb. 20, 2013, 3:28 a.m. Android , eclipse , emulator , manymo

Manymo calls itself "A Better Emulator", and that's a fair call. They go on to add that manymo emulators; "Start quickly. Run smoothly. Are lightweight. Match every current OS version & screen size. Are accessible from your browser." In spite of the network lag, it certainly feels more responsiv ...

Back to jekyll

Feb. 19, 2013, 10:09 a.m. jekyll

So here I am, back on Jekyll but with a fresh start. Yep, started off by deleting the old stuff and making a clone of Jekyll-Base to lay the foundation. Next ran the wordpress to jekyll exporter plugin and downloaded the markdown. After that I remembered to start jekyll with the --auto option (eg je ...

Tizen install

Feb. 18, 2013, 1:16 p.m. eclipse , tizen

The previous attempt to install Tizen was abandoned because of all the errors that kept popping up. It turns out I had made an elementary mistake; a mix up of 32 and 64 bit binaries. Sorted out that mess and gave it another go. These are the steps installed. Install Oracle JDK Why on earth Tizen in ...

Pelican or back to Jekyll?

Feb. 18, 2013, 3:36 a.m. jekyll , mynt , Pelican

Pelican, looked really promising. I made more progress with Pelican than any of the other static blog generators with the possible exception of mynt. I even found a Bootstrap template which can be used as a starting point, but still there is that little something missing.The trouble here is that the ...

Tizen on Ubuntu

Feb. 17, 2013, 12:27 a.m. eclipse , tizen

Lot of speculative news articles and blog posts these days about the world's largest smart phone maker ditching android in favor of Tizen. What I know about tizen at the moment can be written on the back of a postage stamp (if I can find one lying around), so here is an attempt to put that right. S ...

django.template.base.TemplateSyntaxError: 'block' tag takes only one argument

Feb. 16, 2013, 1:24 a.m. cactus , Django , templates

Have you run into an error of this nature? It's because your django template blocks are incomplete. You probably have something like this: {% block %} where as what you really ought to have is something like this (choose a suitable name): {% block content %} Yes it's a trivial solution. This error  ...

exit wp

Feb. 15, 2013, 4:36 a.m. exitwp , jekyll , Pelican , Wordpress

It suddenly occurred to me that the trouble may not be with the all static blog generators that I have been trying out but with the word press exporters. So far I had been using Wordpress to Jekyll exporter but because pelican had trouble with it, I used pelican's own importer. The pelican importer ...

Pelican

Feb. 13, 2013, 4:59 a.m. markdown , Pelican , reStructuredText

Now how did I miss Pelican in my quest for the perfect static blog generator? Maybe because it's not perfect either but  certainly deserves to be ranked alongside Jekyll and Punch. Since it's written in Python, which means my religious beliefs are not offended.When trying to import my blog into one ...

The trouble with mynt

Feb. 12, 2013, 12:33 a.m. mynt , Wordpress

Even though I resolved to move away from wordpress late December, here I am typing yet another post into wordpress's all too familiar textbox. This is not the first time that I promised myself to ditch WP but this definitely will be the last. The reason that I am still stuck here is not for the want ...

Being found out.

Feb. 5, 2013, 3:19 a.m. road.lk , security

The most under reported event of the year is the attack by Iranian hackers on nic.lk using an SQL injection. It shouldn't even be called hack because the security loop hole that was exploited was as big as a football field. They had an opportunity to cause some pretty serious damage but it seems lik ...