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authorSean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>2015-11-11 13:07:10 -0700
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diff --git a/blog/entry/freenodephilosophy.mdwn b/blog/entry/freenodephilosophy.mdwn
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+[[!meta date="2008-04-06"]]
+[[!meta title="Global Philosophical Debate"]]
+[[!tag static_imported]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page was originally static content on my website. I have incorporated it into my blog, entry dated the last time it was edited, as a more appropriate place to archive old things like this. The Debate List no longer exists.
+"""]]
+
+### The Debate List
+
+I operate a mailing list where participants discuss various
+philosophically-grounded subjects such as politics, law, physics and
+maths. It is open for anyone to pitch in and the only real requirement
+is that participants behave in a highly civil manner. For more
+information, please visit
+[this page](http://mail.lists.silentflame.com/mailman/listinfo/debate_lists.silentflame.com).
+
+### IRC channel
+
+[\#\#philosophy](irc://irc.freenode.net/##philosophy) on the
+[freenode](http://freenode.net/) IRC network is a IRC channel/chat
+room for the discussion of philosophical issues and related subjects
+such as maths, physics, politics etc., although it can be argued that
+all academic studies are decended from it in some way. We encourage
+you to join us and welcome anyone who would like to have a discussion
+about some aspect of reality and our lives.
+
+We request that users follow freenode's
+[channel guidelines](http://freenode.net/channel_guidelines.shtml)
+whilst making use of the channel in order to keep it a useful resource
+for everyone to enjoy. If you have any questions, please feel free to
+ask inside the channel or contact seanw by using
+[the contact page](/contact). Thank you for visiting.
+
+If you would like to obtain a hostmask cloak then please ask *seanw*
+on IRC for authorisation. If you've been hanging around in our channel
+for a little while we can furnish you with about/philosophy/yournick
+rather than freenode's default of unaffiliated/yournick, which is a
+secure way to protect your IP.
diff --git a/blog/entry/geekcode2010.mdwn b/blog/entry/geekcode2010.mdwn
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+[[!meta date="2010-12-15"]]
+[[!meta title="My geek code as of December 2010"]]
+[[!tag static_imported]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page was originally static content on my website. I have incorporated it into my blog, entry dated the last time it was edited, as a more appropriate place to archive old things like this.
+"""]]
+
+ -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
+ Version: 3.1
+ GM/P d s-:- a? C++(++++) UL++>++++ P+ L++>++++ E>E+++ W+++ N>++
+ o? K- w O-- M-- V? PS+++ PE-- Y>++ PGP++>+++ t+@ !5 X R+ tv
+ b+>+++ DI>+ D-- G e>++++ h* !r y-
+ ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
diff --git a/blog/entry/hardware.mdwn b/blog/entry/hardware.mdwn
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+[[!meta date="2011-03-28"]]
+[[!tag static_imported]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page was originally static content on my website. I have incorporated it into my blog, entry dated the last time I believe it was edited, as a more appropriate place to archive old things like this.
+"""]]
+
+A few notes on the computers I use regularly.
+
+Desktop: Zephyr
+---------------
+
+[[!img blog/img/zephyr.jpg size=300x400]]
+
+My primary machine. I built zephyr to high specs so that I can play
+games on minimal graphical settings for as long as possible, and it's
+going well so far, creating an immersive experience single player or at
+LAN parties. Accompanied by some nice speakers, and an ancient keyboard
+since the one I got with it broke and I found this gem in the loft.
+
+I am still amazed at how cheap my 22" monitor was, at just £21 from
+eBay. (Picture out of date — I now have a flatscreen primary monitor.)
+
+Self-built tower :: Arch Linux, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate :: 3.0GHz
+Intel Core 2 Duo :: 4GB Ballistix DDR2 memory :: 500GB 7200rpm :: nVidia
+GeForce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 :: 1950x1080 primary LCD, 1024x768 secondary
+LCD
+
+Laptop: Artemis
+---------------
+
+[[!img blog/img/artemis.jpg size=300x400]]
+
+I wanted to get a ThinkPad as my university laptop due to the quality of
+their keyboards and general build. I think, though, that I made a bad
+choice in getting a new high-spec consumer-orientated one: I would have
+been better with an old, second-hand business-orientated classic
+ThinkPad since I don't really need its power, and this one was quite
+expensive. The glossy screen annoy me, too. But all things considered
+I'm very happy with this machine.
+
+Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 :: Arch Linux :: 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 ::
+2GB DDR2 memory :: 250GB xxxxrpm :: nVidia something-something ::
+1280x800? shiny TFT
+
+Server: Athena
+--------------
+
+[[!img http://athena.silentflame.com/athena.jpg link="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Athena_type_Velletri.jpg" size=400x300]]
+
+My rock in the digital world, my VPS Athena is considered to be my most
+important machine. It runs my persistent processes like my IRC client,
+serves all my mail, tunnels traffic and hosts a VPN, hosts multiplayer
+games, is a shell and mail server for a couple of other people, and
+more. Athena is a carefully configured, mean serving machine.
+
+Xen DomU :: [Status](http://athena.silentflame.com/status/) :: Debian
+GNU/Linux 6.0.1 :: 360MiB memory, 300MiB swap :: 25GiB HDD
+
+NAS: Hestia
+-----------
+
+[[!img blog/img/hestia.jpg size=300x400]]
+
+My trusty NSLU2 has recently been resurrected after around a year in
+storage after I replaced its power supply. It's going strong thus far as
+a useful way to access and make use of my external HDD. A great device
+you can leave on all year round since its power usage is so low. I've
+carefully configured its setup to work well with its limited memory.
+
+Linksys NSLU2 :: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.4 :: 266MHz ARM Intel XScale ::
+32MB memory :: 120GB WD Passport USB HDD
diff --git a/blog/entry/hollyandflossie.mdwn b/blog/entry/hollyandflossie.mdwn
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+[[!meta date="2008-01-29"]]
+[[!meta title="Holly & Flossie"]]
+[[!tag static_imported]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+**This page is just an old in-joke. Don't take it seriously.**
+"""]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page was originally static content on my website. I have incorporated it into my blog, entry dated the last time it was edited, as a more appropriate place to archive old things like this.
+"""]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+Images missing, will add at some point.
+"""]]
+
+# Little Quolly
+
+This is Holly, a small brown bear who belongs to my sister but who
+spends a fair amount of time with me. She has many personality traits
+and I am going to document some of them on this page. Info on Flossie,
+the large white rabbit, may eventually appear too.
+
+*January 2007* Holly has recently started behaving like a cat with
+regular mewing and wearing of a collar. She says that she felt sorry for
+a shopkeeper who wasn't selling any of his vegetarian cat food because
+cats are not vegetarians. Holly is, and therefore she decided to start
+buying and eating as much as she possibly can. We are concerned.
+
+*March 2007* Holly found a new friend this weekend. A green insect found
+its way inside and landed upon her paw. She promptly named it Harold. We
+left her happily holding him for several hours but on return found her
+in the utmost of distress as her new pal had left her. She is yet to
+recover.
+
+*January 2008* Holly has been asking everyone whether they are "baby
+nummers" (cos wu not yet fully grown) or "tasty morsels" (despite her
+vegetarianism). We are not quite sure why yet.
+
+**Important news** A new bear has joined the family! Rupert Keiran (RK,
+Roadkill) was found by the side of the road yesterday and has now been
+cleaned up, and will be added to this page shortly `:)`
diff --git a/blog/entry/ringing.mdwn b/blog/entry/ringing.mdwn
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+[[!meta date="2008-10-09"]]
+[[!meta title="Ringing record"]]
+[[!tag static_imported]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page was originally static content on my website. I have incorporated it into my blog, entry dated the last time I believe it was edited, as a more appropriate place to archive old things like this.
+"""]]
+
+# Milestones
+
+2007-05-31 - messed up call change calling
+
+2007-06-07 - successfully called "Almost back rounds via royalty" - call changes on six
+
+2007-06-11 - first tower grab - Walkley - quite hard to ring, very deeply set
+
+2007-06-12 - second tower grab - Ranmoor - nice bells and nice place - called simple call changes and told a learner where to change on each one
+
+2007-06-30 - first wedding; lots of rain. Rung 60 on 3rds and called my thing with tittums too with Simon's help (numerous impossible changes)
+
+2007-07-20 - rang at Morecambe Parish Church on the Friday evening, and did a wedding on the Saturday afternoon. Rung Sunday morning at Morecambe again. Got confused by alternative way of calling call changes.
+
+2008-01-00 - associate member of Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers per January 2008 meeting.
+
+2008-01-31 - rung Bail's bob minor on the second, spliced in plain hunt to bring it round.
+
+2008-07-00 - Whirlow Course 2008.
+
+2008-08-07 - first outing with my band around Derbyshire. Got back very late into Sheffield on minibus.
+
+2008-10-09 - first properly successful affected touch of Plain Bob
+Minor; no shouting at me required.
+
+# Towers grabbed
+
+*Used to be a table of towers I’ve visited here, but I stopped keeping
+track.*
diff --git a/blog/entry/site.mdwn b/blog/entry/site.mdwn
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+[[!meta date="2011-07-31"]]
+[[!meta title="About this website"]]
+[[!tag static_imported]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page was originally static content on my website. I have incorporated it into my blog, entry dated the last time I believe it was edited, as a more appropriate place to archive old things like this.
+"""]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page is out-of-date. My site is currently on version 8.
+"""]]
+
+This is version seven of this site which is a loose count of both the
+site design and my choices of software to run it with. In the
+not-so-distant past I used a custom script called `tachi.py` to serve
+static pages which generated a nice navigation tree and table of
+contents, and then I had two WordPress installations for my blog and
+tumblelog. Now I use [Org-mode](http://org-mode.org/) to [publish static
+content](http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-publish-html-tutorial.html)
+and to format the posts to my blog which runs
+[PyBlosxom](http://pyblosxom.bluesock.org/) to serve them up.
+
+Org-mode for static content
+===========================
+
+The code that sets all this up may be found
+[here](http://git.sean.whitton.me/?p%3Ddoc.www.git%3Ba%3Dblob%3Bf%3Dorg-publish.el%3Bhb%3DHEAD).
+I have a screen something like this when editing pages:
+
+[[blog/img/orgstatic.png]]
+
+and then `C-c C-e P` updates any pages on the site that I’ve edited
+since I last published. All the Org-mode source for the website is
+kept in a
+[git repository](http://git.sean.whitton.me/?p%3Ddoc.www.git%3Ba%3Dtree).
+
+This setup is made unnecessarily complicated by publishing to two
+locations: my usual web server, and the web space my university provides
+me with, which has slightly different settings so that an extra message
+appears indicating that the page is a mirror.
+
+I have to say, all this effort feels pretty pointless at the moment when
+I realise just how little content I actually have on my main site.
+
+Org-mode for blog posts
+=======================
+
+The same setup file also sets up export for blog posts. When editing
+them I get something like this:
+
+``` {.org}
+#+INCLUDE: /home/swhitton/doc/www/blog/tech/gnu+linux/admintoolsmindmap.org
+```
+
+and `C-c C-e F`
+[makes it into a post](http://blog.sean.whitton.me/tech/gnu%2Blinux/admintoolsmindmap.html).
+The date line in there is actually ignored by PyBlosxom, which looks
+at OS file modified times to decide on post dates, and I am required
+to run a script called
+[rdate.py-dir](http://git.sean.whitton.me/?p%3Dbin.git%3Ba%3Dblob%3Bf%3Drdate.py-dir%3Bhb%3DHEAD)
+to resync them from date lines like that shown above to bring them
+back in sync.
+
+I really like PyBlosxom’s approach to blogging, but am really looking
+forward to a stable 1.5 release due to a number of problems. All the
+Org sources for my posts are
+[kept in git](http://git.sean.whitton.me/?p%3Ddoc.www.blog.git%3Ba%3Dtree),
+of course. Comments are checked into a different (non-public) git
+repository
+
+CRUX ports
+==========
+
+My ports for CRUX are published using a system very similar to that
+described [here](http://crux.nu/Wiki/SettingUpAnHttpupRepo). They’re
+all kept in a
+[git repository](http://git.sean.whitton.me/?p%3Dsrc.ports.git%3Ba%3Dtree).
+
+# Older version of this page
+
+I started messing around with webdesign back in year five of primary
+school and at that point my knowledge was extremely limited, and I used
+a severely limited free hosting service that is still around today. I
+moved to a place called InitialHost when I wanted to get something going
+but left there and my site began to stagnate again - I'd never been any
+good at actual content.
+
+I then got involved in 3rror, which has now changed hands, and helped to
+admin that site. Shortly after, SilentFlame was started on a reseller
+account from the commercial side of 3rror, Xen Hosting. We moved from
+this due to poor service and then moved around several different places
+until settling on our VPS we have right now. Xen Hosting closed down at
+some point during this.
+
+I bought xyrael.net in 2005 and originally put the basis for my website
+onto it after making silentflame.com purely focussed on web hosting. It
+started off on a silvery design borrowed with permission from someone
+else, and this went rather well. I wish I could publish a screenshot to
+look back to but unfortunately I no longer have those archives.
+
+I moved on to a grey design dubbed v2, and then simply made the site a
+blog with a standard Blogger template. I then had another blue design
+for a short period and then a nice grey one, both called v3. A this
+point I switched over to using my real name online and thus
+seanwhitton.com was born, with a blog under a blogger template and some
+pages stored over on this server with the same template stripped down to
+size. The content pages were very similar to those present now.
+
+v5
+--
+
+The site uses nice, reasonably compliant XHTML and CSS and in most
+browsers the navigation will follow you as you scroll. I used to use
+Apache Server Side Includes extensively to keep my files in order and
+also generate things like the last modified date at the bottom of every
+page, but on my recent switch to lighttpd I was forced to abandon this
+method and am now using some simple PHP to include the headers and
+footers on all pages. The design was inspired by &lt;a
+[duplicity](http://duplicity.nongnu.org/), but I did code it entirely
+from scratch. [Xyzu](http://xyzu.org/) helped with some issues over
+browser compatibility.
+
+v6
+--
+
+The big change with this version of the site is that it uses markdown
+for all the pages, and a python script I wrote converts these to pages
+on demand. The design was put together using [this
+tutorial](http://matthewjamestaylor.com/blog/perfect-2-column-right-menu.htm).
+My blog and tumblelog still operate on WordPress but I hope to switch
+them to [PyBlosxom](http://pyblosxom.bluesock.org/) soon.
diff --git a/blog/entry/yhfpd.mdwn b/blog/entry/yhfpd.mdwn
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+[[!meta date="2007-07-11"]]
+[[!meta title="You Have Failed, Please Die"]]
+[[!tag static_imported]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+**This page is just an old in-joke. Don't take it seriously.**
+"""]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+This page was originally static content on my website. I have incorporated it into my blog, entry dated the last time it was edited, as a more appropriate place to archive old things like this.
+"""]]
+[[!template id=note text="""
+Image missing, will add it at some point.
+"""]]
+
+*There is a gentle knock at your door. The curtains are drawn back,
+and sunlight pours in through the tall sash windows. You rise and take
+a leisurely bath. Entering the lounge, you see that the breakfast
+table has been laid perfectly to your liking. And so another day
+begins in your Mayfair residence.*
+
+Welcome to the YHFPD cult -
+[Official shop](http://www.cafepress.com/yhfpd)
+
+<p><big><strong>All shall bow down to the one who wrote the very fabric of our world, the <em>creator of the holy image</em>, <a href="http://trudetski.deviantart.com/">Trudetski</a>.</strong></big></p>
+
+Fellow brother, welcome to the cult's website. This page lists those
+devoted to the cause.
+
+* Father Soya (Sean)
+* Brother Tuna (Jonathan)
+* Brother Moose (Ben)
+* Brother Hall (Pete)
+* Brother Pasta (Adam)
+* Brother Gammon (Stephen)