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Tue, Mar 16, 2004

About sebbo.org

(This is the geeky version. An introduction to some of the jargon is at What? Huh?.)

I (Sebastian Banker) bought the sebbo.org domain name in 1999. It's been hosted ever since by Dreamhost, which I've generally found to be an inexpensive and powerful service.

I'd had a small page on my ISP's server for a year or so before that, but I wanted to snag sebbo.org while it was still available. My father wanted to know why I hadn't taken sebbo.com instead. I tried to explain that it's a personal site, it's non-commercial. None of this made sense to him. "It's snobbery," I said. That he could buy.

In Febuary and March of 2004 I moved most of the site over from static HTML pages to the Blosxom blogging and content management system. Though I've pruned some of the most embarassing and outdated bits of the site, there's still a lot of self-indulgence I moved over. There's also a lot of the history of my learning to use HTML, which is why some portions of the site are marked as valid and other's aren't--I just don't have the patience to fix some of my older messups.

Most of this site was written using NT-Emacs. With Dreamhost's Samba filesharing support, I can now save files directly to my data directory without having to much around with FTP or web forms or any of that-all.

The Blosxom plugins I currently have installed are:

000config
00meta
00sort_by_path_
01chrono_
02bookmarklet
atomfeed
autotrack
badcharconvert
binary_
blosxom2lj
blox
breadcrumbs
cookies
entriescache
hide
interpolate_fancy
lastmodified
permapath
redirect
seemore
stanley
state
wbnotify
wikieditish
writeback
zlocaldepth

not all of which are currently working or working as expected. I'll probably write at much greater length sometime soon about the gory details of my Blosxom configuration.

5 comments

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Markdown and autotrack by Ron Hale-Evans:

How are you getting Markdown and Autotrack to work together? I love Markdown and will not give it up, but I seem to be having the same problems others do with Textile and Meta when I use Markdown and Autotrack together.

My tale of woe:

Hey, I knew I recognised your name. You're one of the people reporting problems in this thread. What's the answer?

Here is the complete list of my plugins at present. I was using 99autotrack too:

  • 10Markdown
  • 20archives
  • 30categorylist
  • 40flatarchives
  • 50preview
  • 60wbnotify
  • 70writeback

Thanks...

Ron H-E

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My tale of woe, redux by Ron Hale-Evans:

Hey, Markdown isn't supposed to eat caret-bracketed URLs! Here is the correct URL.

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And finally... by Ron Hale-Evans:

How did you get Markdown working in your comments, O Wonderful Wizard?

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autotrack by Some Random Person:

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comment by Scott Sebbo:

Wondering why you named it sebbo.org, my last name is Sebbo and wondering if you or someone you know has the same name? Don't know of many Sebbo's here in the U.S.

My comments form now uses Markdown formatting syntax EXCLUSIVELY. If you use HTML in your comments (or indeed <pointy brackets> for any reason at all) you will be assumed to be a spambot, and your entire comment will be consigned to the Great Howling Internet Void. If you want to get fancy, have a look at the cheatsheet or the full description. Otherwise just type away.

 
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