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Adding blog post about makeover of this blog (meta, haha)

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+Finally, I've gotten round to migrating my blog from [Webby](http://webby.rubyforge.org/) to [Jekyll](https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll). I guess it really is true that the shoemaker's children go barefoot.
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+There are a few reasons for my move away from Webby and into the open arms of Jekyll.
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+* I got really tired of writing Textile, even for the small amounts I write on this website, it got tedious. With Jekyll I write Markdown, and it's much more enjoyable.
+* Jekyll has an active community. The community around Webby is very small, and there are very few updates to the software.
+* People [share their Jekyll sites on github](https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll/wiki/Sites), so we can even learn from each other.
+* It seems I am always working on my website during xmas.
+* My dislike for writing Textile actually stifled my urge to write mostly anything on the old blog.
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+While I still don't have a new design (as in created by an actual designer), I am happier with the un-design of the current state than I ever was with the previous one.
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+For this makeover, I guess the majority of the time has been spent converting Textile to Markdown by hand. Some time was also sunk into making sure I would have a reasonable setup for Apache2. All in all, I am very happy with the conversion and hope that there will be much more writing in near future.
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+If you want to hack around with this site, or have a correction, the [source is on GitHub](https://github.com/mroderick/blog.jekyll)
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+Happy New Year!
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