Quineloop ( http://blog.quineloop.com/ ) has been bootstrapped and is on
slicehost ! I choose slicehost since it offered the most afforadable and flexible GNU/Linux server. For $20 (about 900 INR appx) a month, I get to have a debian lenny server where I can try out all my web experiments. Not a bad deal at all, my monthly mobile bill also adds up to a similar amount! Utility computing at its best, I’d say!
This Blog is published using Tom Preston-Werner’s “blog-aware, static site generator” named jekyll. Unlike, traditional database driven blogging engines, with jekyll I use github and Capistrano to store and deploy my blog posts. Jekyll takes care of processing and transforming the textile and liquid templates into a static website that can be deployed under nginx.
Interstingly, jekyll provides ways to migrate existing WordPress, Movable Type, Typo 4+, TextPattern and Mephisto instance to their static site equivalents.
The workflow for adding a blog post looks something like this: