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QGIS plugin InaSAFE wins Open Source award

How cool is this! The InaSAFE project, a QGIS plugin, has just won a Open Source Rookie Of the Year award. The award is given by Black Duck who make products such as ohloh.net.

The award also got mentioned in Wired.

Talk about some awesome publicity of QGIS and how it can be used for serious tasks.

QGIS plugin InaSAFE wins Open Source award

How cool is this! The InaSAFE project, a QGIS plugin, has just won a Open Source Rookie Of the Year award. The award is given by Black Duck who make products such as ohloh.net.

The award also got mentioned in Wired.

Talk about some awesome publicity of QGIS and how it can be used for serious tasks.

New Site! WordPress to Jekyll and Amazon S3

Like a lot of other people I have decided to move my blog off WordPress and onto a static page based system, mainly Jekyll. I'm not going to go over all the reasons in detail, you can always Google It as I'm swapping for most of the same reasons that everyone else is.

In case you don't like Google, or want my spin, this is a summary of the reasons that made me switch:

  • Static site - Blogs are static content. I don't need any fancy PHP to generate dynamic content on the fly.

  • Google Analytics - I'm a sucker for stats. WordPress had them but I want more.

  • GitHub - It's just text after all. I can keep my site on GitHub and version it.

  • I really hate the WordPress blog post editor - You can't tell me that you like it. Now I just write in my posts in Vim, Sublime Text 2, or whatever, and run Jekyll-S3 to push it up. Done.

  • Theme - I have always switched around my theme on WordPress because I was never really happy. Now I can just control it how I like. (I wasn't go to pay WordPress for the ability to tweak the stylesheets) - However because I am not really good with design I'm going for a simple look. More content less flair.

  • Amazon S3 - Free Hosting! Win! (Well free for a bit then cheap as hell after that)

So that's pretty much it. Was it worth it? I guess only time will tell. Now just to get my search ranking back up.

P.S As I have said I'm not great at design so if you have any feedback let me know.

New Site! WordPress to Jekyll and Amazon S3

Like a lot of other people I have decided to move my blog off WordPress and onto a static page based system, mainly Jekyll. I'm not going to go over all the reasons in detail, you can always Google It as I'm swapping for most of the same reasons that everyone else is.

In case you don't like Google, or want my spin, this is a summary of the reasons that made me switch:

  • Static site - Blogs are static content. I don't need any fancy PHP to generate dynamic content on the fly.

  • Google Analytics - I'm a sucker for stats. WordPress had them but I want more.

  • GitHub - It's just text after all. I can keep my site on GitHub and version it.

  • I really hate the WordPress blog post editor - You can't tell me that you like it. Now I just write in my posts in Vim, Sublime Text 2, or whatever, and run Jekyll-S3 to push it up. Done.

  • Theme - I have always switched around my theme on WordPress because I was never really happy. Now I can just control it how I like. (I wasn't go to pay WordPress for the ability to tweak the stylesheets) - However because I am not really good with design I'm going for a simple look. More content less flair.

  • Amazon S3 - Free Hosting! Win! (Well free for a bit then cheap as hell after that)

So that's pretty much it. Was it worth it? I guess only time will tell. Now just to get my search ranking back up.

P.S As I have said I'm not great at design so if you have any feedback let me know.

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