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Welcome to my new blog. It's been a long time since my last blog post. Back when I upgraded my personal server from the Debian Wheezy release to the Debian Jessie release my previous blogging software, moveabletype, was removed. But as this was my personal server, I didn't put in all my due diligence, and hadn't made any plans to deal with this before hand (to be truthful, I hadn't even noticed that movabletype was removed).

It was in November 2015 that I did my Debian Jessie upgrade. Now finally I'm able to launch my new blog. I've switched to using mezzanine for the blogging software. This is an open source project built on the Django framework, written in python. I've not used a Debian package to deploy this software, I've re-tooled to deploy it myself, with a QA environment, using pip and virtualenv, and documenting the process on my personal wiki. I've also taken the time to adapt some of the tooling mezzanine provides in order to import all my blog posts and images from my old blog.

Of course, this project isn't finished. I'm using mezzanine 4.0.1, but the 4.2.0 release, so I'll need to test the upgrade path. And maybe, if I'm happy with all of this, I'll start using mezzanine to power some other things.

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