now on GitHub Pages30 Jan 2015
Wordpress.com wouldn’t let me have interactive plots, so I just migrated this site to GitHub Pages. I believe no permalinks were harmed in the making of this change. All images, videos, and PDFs, must have been ported. And I tested the new layout on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (IE users: you don’t have to live like that) and on iPhone and iPad. But please let me know if you find any issues.
There were some casualties: all comments up to now. Here I’m using Disqus to handle comments and, despite heavy googling, I couldn’t find a way to export Wordpress.com comments to Disqus (that’s possible with Wordpress.org though, by installing a plugin). So, I apologize to all past commenters. And a special apology to all the nice folks who have commented on my webscraping tutorial, which is by far the most popular content here (it accounts for way over half the visits) - I love it when people take the time to say it was useful or to provide feedback.
Migrating was pretty easy. I’m using Jekyll, a Ruby-based generator of static websites. Except for one pesky dependency, installing Jekyll was painless. Theme-wise I forked Hyde (yes, I see it), which I’m using almost unaltered. Most of the work went into migrating the posts. I found Exitwp, which by and large automates the task. But I had several posts with code and they gave me some trouble. For instance, Jekyll’s own syntax highlighter leaves something to be desired, so I had to google around to improve it a bit.
This is it for now. Posts with interactive plots should follow soon.