The first Irrational Exuberance was a WordPress blog in 2007. The second a custom Django application, and the third... is also a custom Django application. Named Sisyphus.
Programmers talk about DRY, or Don't Repeat Yourself, all the time. Its a strategy for making programming more pleasant, more efficient, and to reduce errors. LifeFlow uses a simple idea, which I have brazenly labeled Dynamic Blog Context, to try to take a few steps toward DRY while writing blogs.
Comprehensive instructions on installing and setting up a local deployment of LifeFlow (for those who are moderately in the Django know). This should be all you need to get started using LifeFlow, but I will have another entry soon detailing the little tricks and tips that make LifeFlow helpful.
A brief discussion on implementing comments in LifeFlow.
I like LifeFlow. I like it a lot, you'd hope so, because I'm probably the only person who seriously uses it. That said, there are a number of issues that make it difficult to work with, and they need to be resolved before the blog platform is genuinely usable.
Recently I have run into a few situations where I really wanted to avoid Markdown messing with segments of text, and there isn't a completely intuitive way to deal with that by default, so I put together a quick solution. And.. while I was at it I added some support for rendering Textile and ReST from within Markdown as well.
A few weeks behind my idealistic schedule, LifeFlow 0.91 has finally pushed its way through the doors, with a number of code refactorings, and enhanced flexibility for entry authors.
The current version of LifeFlow under progress, 0.91, is focused on improving the public faces of LifeFlow. This means improving the quality of the code so that other developers have an easier time getting involved, but it also means improving the usability and appearance of the publicly viewed templates as well.
The first version of LifeFlow that actually has a number. I think it certainly deserves a number, and hopefully you will too after looking at some of the new improvements here.
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