Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Test Using Text from orgmode

Although http://blogger.com can host a user's blog, I wish to have the blog on another website and to somehow publish the contents via some remote protocol (e.g. FTP).
  1. Log into http://blogger.com account
  2. Go to the Settings of the particular blog (e.g. Natural Log of X)
  3. Select the Publishing subtab
  4. Ensure that anybody can read the blog (for FTP publishing)
  5. Ensure that a classic template is being used
  6. Switch to "Custom Domain"
  7. Since the domain already exists, "Switch to advanced settings"
  8. Choose the new domain (e.g. naturallogofx.rketburt.org)
  9. After saving the configuration, the Settings window may report something like
    • "The DNS record for your domain is not set up correctly yet. If you just purchased this domain the set up process may take up to a day. Learn more."
    In this case, ensure that the domain is correctly configured and also wait patiently (30 minutes for an existing yahoo domain, upwards of a a day for new domains).

The Next Test: Publishing to an Existing Domain

The notes for this test are in org-mode form and have not yet been exported for publishing. The main point of this post is to determine if and how it appears on naturallogofx.rketburt.org.

The Unsurprising Test Post

I have no idea what this blog will become. I only know one way it will start --- as a public notebook of technology hints primarily for Unix, LaTeX, and emacs.