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commit f6e5daacaa29bba3303fa631909ab0bf0b951a03
parent 2f5cbeaa3aa71d1517dbe19fc91fc563d9d1a9ae
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Thu,  9 Jul 2020 21:13:40 -0400

Publish new blog post

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Mpages/blog.md | 1+
Apages/blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki.md | 36++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mpages/home.md | 4++--
Mpublic/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml | 14++++++++++++++
Mpublic/sitemap.xml | 1+
5 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md @@ -27,6 +27,7 @@ href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-07-09 <a href="blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki">Migrating My Wiki Off of MediaWiki</a></li> <li>2020-07-08 <a href="blog/my-todo-solution">My TODO Solution</a></li> <li>2020-07-07 <a href="blog/are-todo-applications-a-waste-of-time">Are TODO Applications a Waste of Time?</a></li> <li>2020-07-06 <a href="blog/improving-blog-searching">Improving Blog Searching</a></li> diff --git a/pages/blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki.md b/pages/blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki.md @@ -0,0 +1,36 @@ +## Migrating My Wiki Off of MediaWiki + +[//]: # "MediaWiki is a cool bit of software (it powers Wikipedia, after all), but after using it as my wiki software for a few months, I've come to the conclusion that it's not a good solution for me." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-07-09 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-07-09 +</div> + +MediaWiki is a cool bit of software (it powers Wikipedia, after all), but after +using it as my wiki software for a few months, I've come to the conclusion that +it's not a good solution for me. + +It's quite pretty, built to do wiki things well, and is very easy to use but, +like with most other things I cut out of my life, it comes with a lot of +unnecessary complexity and inefficiency for what I'm doing with it. For example, +it's really designed as a collaborative editing platform but I'm the only one +who makes changes and creates pages because it's a personal wiki. + +I have decided instead to migrate all of my wiki pages off of MediaWiki and back +onto my website, which is what I was using before MediaWiki. This way I can use +my regular workflow to add and update pages and I can get rid of a service that +no longer gets much use. I will be moving things over slowly and I will be +reviewing, updating, expanding on and releasing the pages I move over as blog +posts since my blog has a search function and I think some pages might make +interesting posts. + +_This is my sixty-fifth post for the +[#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload) +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +[https://100daystooffload.com](https://100daystooffload.com)._ diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md @@ -20,6 +20,8 @@ extent)! Access through `gopher://paritybit.ca` or `gemini://paritybit.ca`. src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-07-09 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki">Migrating My Wiki Off of MediaWiki</a> + 2020-07-08 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/my-todo-solution">My TODO Solution</a> 2020-07-07 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/are-todo-applications-a-waste-of-time">Are TODO Applications a Waste of Time?</a> @@ -37,8 +39,6 @@ extent)! Access through `gopher://paritybit.ca` or `gemini://paritybit.ca`. 2020-06-28 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/how-i-keep-my-home-directory-clean">How I Keep My Home Directory Clean</a> 2020-06-27 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/my-first-ctf">My First CTF</a> - -2020-06-26 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/use-syncthing-to-sync-things">Use Syncthing to Sync Things</a> ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,20 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>Migrating My Wiki Off of MediaWiki</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki</guid> + <pubDate>Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:13:29 -0400</pubDate> + <description><![CDATA[<h2 id="migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki">Migrating My Wiki Off of MediaWiki</h2> +<div class="byline"> +<p><b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | <b>Posted:</b> 2020-07-09 | <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-07-09</p> +</div> +<p>MediaWiki is a cool bit of software (it powers Wikipedia, after all), but after using it as my wiki software for a few months, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not a good solution for me.</p> +<p>It’s quite pretty, built to do wiki things well, and is very easy to use but, like with most other things I cut out of my life, it comes with a lot of unnecessary complexity and inefficiency for what I’m doing with it. For example, it’s really designed as a collaborative editing platform but I’m the only one who makes changes and creates pages because it’s a personal wiki.</p> +<p>I have decided instead to migrate all of my wiki pages off of MediaWiki and back onto my website, which is what I was using before MediaWiki. This way I can use my regular workflow to add and update pages and I can get rid of a service that no longer gets much use. I will be moving things over slowly and I will be reviewing, updating, expanding on and releasing the pages I move over as blog posts since my blog has a search function and I think some pages might make interesting posts.</p> +<p><em>This is my sixty-fifth post for the <a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload">#100DaysToOffload</a> challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at <a href="https://100daystooffload.com">https://100daystooffload.com</a>.</em></p>]]></description> + </item> +<item> <title>My TODO Solution</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-todo-solution</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-todo-solution</guid> diff --git a/public/sitemap.xml b/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-todo-solution</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/are-todo-applications-a-waste-of-time</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/improving-blog-searching</loc></url>