TOC Intro Setup Python Virtual Environment Activate Python Virtual Environment Install Isso Configure Isso Export Existing Comments from Disqus as XML Import XML into Isso Configure Caddy Server to Proxy to Isso Add Isso Code to Hugo Fool Hugo into Displaying Isso Comments Create Server Startup Scripts Profit!
Intro If you’ve read my recent post on Disqus’s underhand link hijacking, you’ll know that it gave me the impetus I needed to finally make good on my long-held intention of getting rid of Disqus and installing a self-hosted comments system on Them’s Good Broth instead—to wit Isso....
[ Read More ]Why Complicate Things?
28 Jan 2016
As this site is built using a Static Site Generator, any changes I make to it [such as writing new drivel] requires re-uploading the site to my server [or at least those bits of it which have changed]. I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I use Git for this process: firstly by pushing the ‘new stuff’ from my laptop up to a central repo, then by logging into my web server and pulling those changed files to the live site....
[ Read More ]An Exercise in Ultimate Geekiness
04 Mar 2015
The Challenge As proofs-of-concept go, this has got to be worth several zillion Geek Points. I set myself the challenge to update this blog, working entirely on an Android tablet. Might not sound like much of a challenge on the face of it, until you remember that this blog is built using the Static Site Generator Hugo and kept updated and syncronised using Git [neither of which run natively on Android]...
[ Read More ]Pull Me Push You
09 Dec 2014
Having dutifully read my previous post about migrating this blog to a Static Site Generator [namely Hugo], you might be wondering whether it’s not a major pain in the nether regions, having to keep reuploading the site, every time I change anything, rather than just posting new content directly via a web interface [a la Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger, etc].
It probably would be, but for the joys of Git....
[ Read More ]Hugo if You Want To
08 Dec 2014
One of the things I want to get done, now I’ve got time to work on my own projects again, is to bring a lot of my various ‘web presences’ back under my control again –and also to update and [in some cases] add content to the sites, many of which have been sadly neglected of late.
One of the first ‘guinea pigs’ for the challenge was to get this blog out of Tumblr which, although it had its useful aspects [ie....
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