Company Weblogs

, Feb 6, 2005

While looking for a decent solution to set up as the infrastructure for our internal blogs — something we’re considering as a means to increase communication between our consultants, which is already pretty great, even more — I once again stumbled across, and reconsidered, blosxom. The great thing about this weblogging package is that it’s written in 444 lines of Perl and owes much of its simplicity to its reliance on the good old file system for storage. Paired with Subversion, a simple post-commit hook, the obligatory Markdown and SmartyPants plug-ins, and a simple 40 line integration plug-in that took me about 2 hours to figure out, we can now maintain our internal weblogs with offline support and versioning.

Sometimes the simple stuff just rocks.

On February 9, 2005 12:41 AM, diego sevilla said:

Stefan, nice post! In fact it’s so good that I’m going to change my own weblog to use blosxom. My biggest complaint with wordpress, that I currently use, is that it uses a data base for things that’s not needed. Using the plain file system is so nice (to use it with subversion as you point out) that definitely I’m going to use blosxom.

Keep the nice work! diego

On February 9, 2005 7:29 AM, Stefan Tilkov said:

Hi Diego, at least if something goes wrong you’ll have someone to blame :-)