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This repository contains content and site generation scripts for my blog at

Blog post comments

My blog doesn't run a commenting system, but feedback and conversation are very welcome. There are three main channels:

  • Drop me an email on hi AT jamescooke DOT info.
  • Tweet me Twitter is deprecated.
  • Drop a github comment on the content. All blog posts are in the content folder. Alternatively raise an Issue and I'll reply as soon as I can.

The rest of this README is mainly notes to myself to install the required packages, build and deploy the generated HTML pages to GitHub's static sites.

Getting up and running

In addition to this repository, Droidstrap theme and Pelican plugins are required.

git clone
git clone
git clone --recursive

Make an output folder and then set up the virtualenv.

cd blog
mkdir output
make -f Bakefile venv
make -f Bakefile install

Writing and testing

While in virtualenv, run dev server.

. venv/bin/activate
make devserver

Hit localhost.


Commit content and images as required, push to master. Then...

make github

The GitHub pages plugin does some funky stuff with the gh-pages branch. This can be cleaned up using make clean_github.


Requirements are managed with pip-tools.


Content in this repository is covered by the same license as the content when published in the blog at

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.