There were a few hic-cups. Many of my older pages were not originally written in markdown, but rather using whatever CMS editor I had at the time. Pelican has an import feature, but some things got lost in translation. Any preformated code blocks had to be re-created manually (amusingly enough, copying and pasting from the old web page into vim, then indenting them properly).
The biggest loss is a search engine. A CMS like Wordpress or a hosted solution like Blogger stores your content in a database and provides a search interface to that content. With static pages, not so much. Most of the web gets around this using Google's CSE, which I am trying as well. As of yet, almost nothing appears to be indexing on this page. If this continues, I will setup a stanadlone search engine that simply indexes the pages on this site. (UPDATE: Google has a nice fresh index of the website, covering everything except this page I wrote yesterday.) I'm still researching possibilities on that. Ten years ago, ht://dig was the premier application to use, but development on that seems to have stopped in 2004. Sphider looks like a good product, but again, development stopped in 2007. Small search engine development seems to have dropped off significantly with the rise of Google's popularity.
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