Greenwood: Unfinished Microblogging System
A year ago I was working on a microblogging system and wrote a bunch of it, but I didn’t actually finish it.
When I realized it’s not what I actually want, I shelved it.
The app is called Greenwood. Partly because I like the freshness it evokes — it’s a great name for a fresh, simple start — and partly because Greenwood is the neighborhood next to mine (I’m in Ballard), and I’ve been giving things Pacific Northwest names lately.
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Blog posts are stored as separate files on disk. There’s a place for attributes at the top of each file, and then the rest is Markdown.
It’s written in Ruby; it’s a Sinatra app. It’s fast. I tested it using eight years of inessential.com’s files.
My plan was to put it in front of a caching Nginx server, so it would essentially run as fast as a statically-rendered site.
There’s surprisingly not much code. And, well, that’s because it’s unfinished.
And — as it says at the top of the README in the repo — DO NOT DEPLOY THIS APP AS-IS. IT IS NOT SECURE.