Finally my own blog
I have finally found the time and the motivation to put together my own blog \o/ I had actually planned to do so for about 10 years, basically since I own
bertails.org… It is not completely ready yet but I prefer to release it now and work out the issues later. Otherwise it would never happen.
Sooo, how does this work? I wanted something as easy to use as possible. So I have settled on Pelican. At least for now. As I don’t want to pollute my environment with Python dependencies, I am using Docker to generate the static version of this website. The project started as a clone of https://github.com/jderuere/docker-pelican but I quickly rewrote everything, including the Dockerfile. I run Pelican within the container but against the mounted
website directory, and I propagate my user from the host to avoid right issues (Docker uses root by default). So I do something like
docker run --name=pelican -d -v `pwd`/website:/srv/pelican-website \ -p 8000:8000 betehess/pelican
The theme is directly based on Paul Rouget’s website, with few adaptations. Most important ones are the fixed font (Ubuntu Mono) and the greenish colour for the links. I only use 2 templates from Pelican:
article.html. The blog now becomes the main entry point for http://bertails.org. The previous index page has moved to http://bertails.org/alex as I intend to use http://bertails.org/alex#me as my WebID.
My mugshot was taken by my friend and ex W3C colleague Amy van der Hiel. There are very few pictures of me on the Web :-) I cannot remember where the font icons are coming from though :-/
There are no comments at the moment. The reason is that I couldn’t find anything that I liked. I have the markup and the CSS ready though. So it should land here in just a few weeks.
What will you find on this blog? Mainly articles about Scala and Linked Data. I will maintain RSS feeds for those subjects when the time comes.