Testing Charm, a console based blogging application

One of my favourite blog is Motho ke motho ka botho. It’s all about Linux and getting the most out of old and low powered machines. As you probably expect, it heavily promotes console based applications – which is great for me and my continual search for lightweight efficiency (read as happily playing about with new things and possibly not getting too much done).

In the list of software is a little application called Charm. This is a console based publishing tool for (amongst others) WordPress. Well, I had to give it a go – which is exactly what I am doing right now. It is pretty simple to set up, and fortunately allowed me to switch my editor from Vim to Emacs (and start flamewares…now).

I still have to have a good poke around, I don’t know if it can schedule posts, or save as drafts etc etc, but so far it looks pretty good. I also want to test out Emacs’s Weblogger Mode, the quest for my console based utopia continues.