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Created 30 March 2002, last updated 19 January 2015
I wanted a purely text-based process that produced purely static HTML. I wanted it to be text-based because it's easy to manipulate text, and I'm a geek so I don't mind creating content as XML files in a text editor. I wanted static HTML because I wanted flexibility to choose inexpensive hosting providers, and it makes it easy to try things out on my laptop. If you want to know more, Xuff, px, bx, etc has some details on the XML formats.
The comments on my blog are driven by a homemade system called Reactor. It is written in PHP and stores data in MySQL. It features a great anti-spam technique: Stopping spambots with hashes and honeypots.