Turning off ads and google analytics 
Eek, ads 
Changing hosting providers 
New thing: BlurBlog 
On my front page sidebar, you'll see a new item labeled "BlurBlog". These are links to interesting articles from sites I read and which I resyndicate via the rss reader newsblur. You can click through individual links to visit the original pages, or the "BlurBlog" heading to see larger extracts from the articles and subscribe to the BlurBlog as an rss feed.
Hosting Troubles 
My shared hosting server apparently burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp. It looks like my main blog is back, but images and css are still missing. Ugh. Hopefully in another day or two everything will be back to normal.
Moving my blog hosting 
New Site Look 
Here are the changes necessary in the aether blog to enable filesystem-based caching:
Sorry, RSS Readers 
Enabling caching of my blog... 
View my photostream 
Emergent Blog, now with 100% more CNC 
Media file hosting change 
I've always hosted this website and a few siblings on my home machine over a slow DSL link (384kbps outgoing speed). This is fine for the text, but for images it's not the greatest---a 3 megabyte jpeg would take about a minute, and that's if you're n competing with anybody else.
Aether: getting rid of the extra URL component [software/01137128545]
Aether likes to have its own directory component, which I called "index.cgi" on all the sites I've set up. Finally, I have changed my webserver configuration to get rid of this need, while keeping the old site layout working (I think).
Netflix to Aether converter [software/01134091849]
Shutting down Craie... 
Shutting down bald... 
Switch-over in progress 
Timestamp-based caching for filesystem-based dynamic websites [software/01121349427-cache_cgi]
aether is nice, but it's a bit slow, especially when many local files must be parsed to produce a single page. cache.cgi is a simple program that, in cooperation with any filesytem-based dynamic website, can serve from a cached copy of the page when it is appropriate to do so.
Aethertool 0.6 Released [software/01120415783-aethertools-0.6]
A new version of aethertool, 0.6, has been released. Compared to 0.5, it features mostly cleanups.
New version of aethertool (formerly called commandline tools for Æther) [software/01119035634-new-aethertools-version]
This version features image rotation and optimization, "put" and "blog entry suffix" commandline switches, and more
Wikipedia-like floating thumbnails for Æther [software/01118881229]
Adds a family of markup functions for floating images with thumbnails. It also replaces Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/jepler/emergent.unpythonic.net/index.cgi", line 766, in markup text = getattr(this_module, 'markup_'+command)(text, meta, **thing_context) File "/home/jepler/emergent.unpythonic.net/index.cgi-data/_code.py", line 212, in markup_image text, url = _resolve_url(text, meta, url, page, file, True) File "/home/jepler/emergent.unpythonic.net/index.cgi", line 891, in _resolve_url raise Error('Nothing to link to') Error: Error: Nothing to link to to include the image's size. This module requires PIL, which is used to find the size of images.
Inter-entry links for Æther [software/01118783687]
This module adds links to the next and previous entries in a blog
Comments for Æther [software/01117935874]
This module adds comments to ther blogs and other pages.
Swishing revisited [software/01117920360]
The updated version of the swish-based full text search function for aether
Aether commandline tools v2 [software/01116607184]
This new version fixes the problems associated with GETting the preview page.
Commandline tools for Æther [software/01116250593]
Editing this page in the 'vim' editor This Python program can create new pages, edit existing pages, and upload files to an Aether blog.
Æther with a real editor 
As much as I like ther, it does bug me a little that I'm forced to do the editing of the pages in the substandard "TEXTAREA" of the browser.
Searching Aether with swish-e 
Here's some code to make the search form on your aether blog use the powerful full-text indexer swish-e
A patch to aether so that the sidebars are visible in IE 
Adding concept of per-entry author 
First Thoughts about Aether 
The basic concept of Aether is that all the modification can be done by a web interface
Trying out something new 
I'm playing with this Aether thing by Paul Harrison.