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December 29, 2003
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Well, there are still a couple of visual glitches, but hooray- My website is now built with VoodooPad.

That's right, I no longer need to have a "AddHandler cgi-script .html" in my .htaccess (wtf were you thinking with this one Gus?) - and no more custom mysql database to hold the page content. Now it's a VoodooPad document, with template support and a simple little secret flag that says "don't try and markup everything on export".

And since the soon to be 1.1.2 beta 1 version now has applescript support, I'm automating the export and upload of it, from within VoodooPad with the "Run as Shell Script" command. The "run" page in my .vdoc is a python script, with embedded applescript... so the flow looks like this:

VoodooPad->Run Page->Python->AppleScript->VoodooPad html export

Then back to Python and have it scp up to the website.

Neat. Gives me lots of ideas too. Actually the new documentation in 1.1.2 is written with VoodooPad as well. The blog stuff is still custom though (I just read in a file via Apache SSI). That's not something I'll be touching in VoodooPad.