PrintStar's Blog
Ramblings of a Fortran Nut
September 30, 2016 by Jeff

Retrochallenge 2016/10

I’ve decided to try another Retrochallenge!  This October, I plan to attempt migrating my blogging activities, however sparse, to a DEC Rainbow 100 permanently.  The blog will be generated by a static site generator written in GW-BASIC and served using uIP/FOSSIL, originally ported during the 2009 Retrochallenge Winter Warm Up.

Using WordPress has become somewhat unpleasant.  Yes, I’m currently typing into a WordPress blog, but it isn’t a fun experience.  Lately, for work, I’ve transitioned a number of websites to static sites generated via Cactus.  I think moving to a static generator for my blog could be delightful.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing some GW-BASIC subroutines to support this endeavor.  A nice deadline, though, should really get things moving.

I plan on providing some delightful details of the hardware involved of getting a DEC Rainbow 100 permanently serving pages. I also plan on completing the static blog generator in GW-BASIC, and hopefully someone else might actually find it useful or, at the very least, amusing.  With a DEC Rainbow serving a blog, I think I might perhaps become a bit more prolific.

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