It was time to do a face lift on the blog that pretty much have looked the same for 10 years:
But I wasn’t really fond of the idea of just fixing up the looks – the code for dasBlog hadn’t been touched for several years. Perhaps it was time to change blog engine as well. After having looked around a bit, for example this blog post by Hanselman, my eyes fell on MiniBlog by Mads Kristensen. A really small ASP.NET MVC based, open source, blog engine.
It was quite simple, just:
- Clone the code from GitHub
- Convert all the old dasBlog posts to MiniBlog format with the MiniBlogFormatter-tool.
- Create a custom theme based on one of the existing ones.
- Publish from Visual Studio.
- …and some DNS fixes, of course.
Bam! Done in less than an hour – I’m impressed how easy it was..
Still running in the cloud – on Azure.
I’ve been thinking about buying a small device such as Arduino or Netduino for a couple of years now, but there have always been something more important on the top of the list of thing that I must or want to do. But today I just bought a Raspberry Pi 2 on my way home.
After just get it up and working – SSH:ed against it and did a couple of ls’' and pwd’s I wondered: “Now, how could I use this…?”. And frankly, I have no idea – but it’s nice to play with for a while.
Anyway, during the next play sessions with the Pi I will probably be running it as a: