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Blink is a small public-access blog engine. It supports running multiple blogs, displays a main page and links for accessing older posts, and supports searching. Each blog can be oldest post first or newest post first. Any blog can be set to take public posts or allow comments. Admin functions include archiving all blogs, and viewing and deleting posts and comments. Posts can also utilize a semiotic bolding of definitions and automatic linking to all definitions. Anti-spam functionality is included, with an IP-based block list. All functionality is in one CGI file smaller than 15 KB.

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Recent releases

  •  22 Feb 2014 14:49

    Release Notes: The admin CGI has been updated. Its traffic analysis has improved detection of both bot and mobile traffic.

    •  11 Nov 2013 19:42

      Release Notes: The cull.cgi script has been moved into blink as an admin call.

      •  09 Nov 2013 18:31

        Release Notes: A system using the SHORT variable has been introduced to keep the blog's pages at or under the hosting service's compute-cycle limit. By setting SHORT to true and CYCLES to number of pages which can be served daily, blog use will be kept within the monthly limit.

        •  27 Oct 2013 14:06

          Release Notes: A bugfix was made in the ACCESS system. A typo was fixed in cull.cgi.

          •  25 Oct 2013 16:20

            Release Notes: A bug in the despam method was fixed. The access list has been moved from the CGI script to a file. Adding IP addresses to the access list has been automated through the admin log.


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