There has been some discussion here on using the Advogato diary entries on private home pages, by using XSLT to create HTML from Advogato's XML format. But I have a better idea: a client-side GUI application that stores all your private and non-private diary entries in one central XML file. Using our own XML format instead of straigt HTML will make it possible to include more complicated constructs, like footnotes.
There are several motivations behind this project: first, I want to use an application like that myself. Second, it is to be designed with the user experience in mind -- a user-oriented process, like nerdgir1's iRecipe project. Third, I'd like to learn Python and this looks like a small and light application for that.
I'll write detailed design documents and put them up on my website shortly. As for a timeframe on the implementation, "sometime this century" sounds the most accurate.
tk: Czechoslovakia? This makes me believe all those stories about the ignorance of Americans are true.