Somehow I got interested in octopress while I was at home during winter vacation. I tried few themes from octopress wiki there are some pretty nice ones out there, but just out of curiosity I ended up writing a theme on my own - Fabric. This page (not this website) uses this theme, so you can play around with it here without having to install.

I share some of the installation details and functionality here:

Installation

It’s the regular, and you probably won’t even read this section if you have ever played a little with Octopress. Go to your Octopress directory, clone my theme and run the rake script to install it, and then ‘rake generate’ to apply it to your blog.

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I am writing this post about Octopress, and this is my second migration from Wordpress to Octopress. When I moved for the first time it was actually a transition to Jekyll and not Octopress, it was more of a experimentation, I installed it, generated the pages, pushed it and checked, it was all cool but it all seemed a little rough and I didn’t give it enough time to soak into and switched back immediately to WP. But when I came across Octopress, I realized it was a huge improvement on top of jekyll and read few reviews too and it turned out it suits me best for the needs.

The site you are curretly viewing doesn’t need a server to generate html or maintain database. It consist entirely of pre-baked pages,

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  • Step 1. Choose the concept you want to understand
  • Take a blank piece of paper and write that concept at the top of the page.
  • Step 2. Pretend you’re teaching the idea to someone else
  • Write out an explanation of the topic, as if you were trying to teach it to a new student. When you explain the idea this way you get a better idea of what you understand and where you might have some gaps.
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    Deep Web

    The Deep Web (also called the Deepnet, the Invisible Web, the Undernet or the hidden Web) is World Wide Web content that is not part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines. It represents a gargantuan part of the internet which is not accessible through regular searches via google or other search engines.

    Searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean. While a great deal may be caught in the net, there is still a wealth of information that is deep, and therefore, missed. The reason is simple: Most of the Web’s information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines never find it.

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    Python Logo

    I was searching for some way(read script) to automatically transfer/add post to my WordPress blog from another site. The main mission was to transfer around 500 posts to wordpress and no way I was going to do it manually. On googling a little bit I got to know wordpress has it’s own api which uses xlrpc interface for communicating to blog and I can use that to automate my job. Below is the script I used. I just set the vars and loops and started it in terminal and voila! within ~30 min the new wordpress was up and running proudly with 500 new posts.

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