Building This Site - Update
I posted earlier about creating a script to build this site. I have updated the script in a few interesting ways.
I fixed a bug in the RSS feed code so that the feed is now reverse sorted by date.
I removed the diff code that really did not work.
I added a new command,
updatethat syncs the site to my ISP via FTP.
I moved the code to github
While the code is not built for someone to use without editing, i think it does the job pretty well and hopefully you might find it is a useful starting place for your own simple static site generator.