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Tue 27 Apr 2004

Blogging tools

Category : mac and the internet

I began working on the Raffles Museum's Latest news section. I started this many moons ago and a colleague took over. Its not been well updated and information is not forthcoming. But there is plenty of useful research news in particular that should be reflected here so the solution might be what I tried for Habitatnews - blogging.

The server is littered with files so some housekeeping is in order. Then I hunted down missing media reports - the list is looking better now although there is still lots missing. But now I have to fix the Categories. Not too many, but enough so retrieveal is easy - thinking of the reasons is imporatnt now.

I use Bermard Teo's Samizdat, a version of phposxom. Its working fine, but the date/time stamping doesn't provide for backdated entries or shifting severs which the museum page needs. I encountered PhPetal allows backdating entries and is a nice interface.But I have not configured that completely yet. Anwyay, Bernard says he might have a solution and I will meet him tonight (and other mac geeks) to find out.

I wondered who else uses Samizdat besides the two of us. Instead, Google pointed to Brian Robinson's page whose July 2003 entry revealed another "child of phposxom", called Thistle. Pivot, a whole new ballgame looked interesting but I don't have time to experiment. Find the tool, fine tune it and move on. The whole idea is for things to be easier and faster. Mac doctrine!

I have more struggling sites that will be eased by an implementation of Samizdat - the journal club, coastal cleanup, museum roundtable and the Asian otter pages for starters.

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