Up and Running on Jekyll

After a few days of work, I’ve converted to Jekyll, a blog oriented static site generator. I never felt like learning enough about Movable Type to get it to do things I wanted (like a simple layout and maybe just accepting an HTML page without trying to interpret it), so I’m very happy to be working with a set of files, in a set of directories, no less, that gets converted into a blog according to simple and clear rules.

It seems I couldn’t keep Google Reader from thinking everything was a new post, unfortunately, but other than that things went smoothly. I’ve kept the same external link structure so I’ll keep my small number of in-links, and now that it’s less trouble to get the results I want, I’ll probably be blogging more regularly.

First order of business will likely be to write up the getting started guide I would have wanted for Jekyll.