Recently a friend of mine asked me how I configured my system so that slock locks the screen when I close the lid.
Since I couldn't remember how I did it, I thought it's time to create a blog where I can write down stuff like this.
The same friend recommended me to use pelican to create my blog.
Setting up pelican
Setting up pelican is quite straight forward. First I created a new developement environment with virtualenv.
$ virtualenv blogenv $ cd blogenv $ . bin/acivate
Then installing pelican
$ pip install pelican
The next step is to create the base structure with the interactive pelican-quickstart
$ mkdir blog; cd blog $ pelican-quickstart $ ls content/ fabfile.py output/ publishconf.py develop_server.sh* Makefile pelicanconf.py
Thats it! Your pelican installation is finished! To generate your still empty blog is easy
$ make html $ make devserver
After that you can preview you blog on http://localhost:8000
Integrating with github pages
Since I don't own any webspace I wanted to use the pages feature of github
I created two repositories
- username/username.github.io-source, where I host the pelican sources
- username/username.github.io, where I host the generated output
Pelican supports this approach as seen in http://docs.getpelican.com/en/3.3.0/tips.html#user-pages
So all you need to do is to install ghp-import
% pip install ghp-import
Then change SITEURL in publishconf.py to http://username.github.io and edit the github target in the Makefile to look like this
github: publish ghp-import $(OUTPUTDIR) git push firstname.lastname@example.org:username.username.io.git gh-pages:master
ghp-import will create a branch in the current git repository called gh-pages and commit any changes in the output directory to it. Then we push this branch to the master branch in our username.github.io repository.
So if you type
$ make github
The blog gets published under http://username.github.io