Planeteria

Blog aggregation by your community, for your community.

Thanks!

A project like this rests on a deep stack of impressive work freely shared by a multitude of others. This page is where we thank those people and encourage you to check out their other work.

  • I photoshopped the Planeteria logo in GIMP from a public domain photo found on Flickr.
  • The Unknown Blogger avatar is based on a photo I gimped off of Flickr. Unfortunately, the link went dead and I can no longer find it. All of Nono Fara's photos are beautiful, though, so poke through her stream for some nice shots.
  • I originally based this software on Planet Planet, but quickly moved to build instead on Venus. Later I discarded those dependencies for more flexibility, but my code is less robust as a result. Venus is good stuff and if you're only running one planet, I highly recommend it.
  • The bulk of the CSS on this site is from a template called FreshPick by Erwin Aligam. Some form-specific CSS came from A List Apart. I also grabbed some from Eric Meyer.
  • I scavenged some Javascript from the web: hidediv.
  • I grabbed this mkdir routine.

Terms of Use

By accessing this site, you agree to the following terms:

You grant me (James Vasile) a worldwide, perpetual, sublicensable royalty-free license to reprint any content you contribute to this site, in verbatim or modified form, and in any medium. This doesn't include stuff we pull in via rss and atom.

This website inevitably collects some data about users, both in server logs and in the content you contribute. I won't share your data with spammers.

You agree not to rely on this site for anything crucial. It might disappear or break without notice and I'm making no commitment to maintain it or fix it quickly (or ever). If you want reliability, talk to me and we'll come up with something that works.

I store your password as plain, unobfuscated text in my database. Please do not use a real password on this site. Security ranges from lax to nonexistent. It's just feeds, and it's not worth the effort of real security.

If your planet is inactive (i.e. nobody is pulling the feed or viewing the planet page on a regular basis), I'm probably going to delete it to conserve resources.

The email address you enter is viewable by anybody who comes to your admin page or pulls your feed. Feel free to lie about your address.

From time to time, I might add new terms here. You agree to watch this page for changes and be bound by those new terms.

Copying

Individual posts are copyright by their authors and I claim no exclusive rights to them. Click through the posts to the parent blogs and you should be able to find terms for reproduction.

All of the software behind this site is open source free software. Everything I produced is available under the AGPLv3 license.

I will at some point package the source code. Right now the code has some trashy hacks and the setup is extremely ugly. But now that I have running code, I'll clean it up slowly. Please let me know about bugs. Soon the code will be available from this page. But until I get around to it, there's always GitHub:

git clone git://github.com/jvasile/Planeteria.git

Run generate.py in the root of that branch. See the readme for details.

A previous version of Planeteria was based on Venus, which I highly recommend if you are trying to run just one planet.