Girt By Rails
Welcome to the new Girtby.net, same as the old Girtby.net, but now 100% Web 2.0 compliant.
What problem am I trying to solve? Why the problem of not running a blog with Ruby on Rails, of course. Also there are some longstanding Wordpress gripes which I will go into in more detail later (except to say: Atom 1.0!) Lastly it gave me the impetus to clean up the theme, and I think you'll agree it looks nicer than the old one.
All URLs should be cool, with the exception of per-article comment feeds. All other existing feeds should still work.
Some things I still need to fix are:
- Sometimes the Markdown formatting doesn't work right. I think this is a bug in BlueCloth (Ruby implementation of Markdown).
- Registered users didn't make the transition. There were only a couple of you, so please re-register if this is important to you.
- Firefox/Mac users will notice that the post dates are displayed in MM/DD/YYYY format, regardless of your locale. This seems to be a browser bug.
- The site is slow while my hosting provider (who BTW deserve props) migrates to mongrel.
If you notice anything else strange — or stranger than usual — please let me know by posting a comment below or email.