The site is now running from the Mac mini and the speed has greatly increased over the 450 that was running the site previously. The mini is a very capable little machine and I’m suitably impressed. CGI execution is pretty snappy now, and while not an Xserve, it’s more than enough for the sites I serve from it.
The linkfest is returning! I got tired of managing my little links bar on the right, and rarely updated it. When I moved over to my own server, I just killed it and all the links to it. I’ve been using Del.icio.us for my own bookmarking for a few months now, and I really like it. So today I looked around for a way to integrate my del.icio.us bookmarks. Turns out it’s pretty easy. Check out this page for instructions on del.icio.us html output. Mine looks like this:
I need to set up a little caching system like this one to keep the delicious people happy. Then you’ll see the return of the linkfest. I’m a little surprised that no one has written a plugin that just includes the links on rebuild. Maybe I should learn to do this myself. Really it just needs to implement a tag like <$MTDelicious$> that pulls down the entries and gives you a little entry screen when you input the variables for the URL.
I’m planning on starting a TechGoesBoom del.icio.us account and including technical links that I find. My only current gripe about the html output is that I can’t specify results from specific days which would be nice. If it had that, I could just tack on all bookmarks for any given day at the end of each days posts.
Well maybe if I get around to writing a plugin, I’ll get it working with the HTML first and then take a shot at working with the RSS feeds instead and getting dates from them.