Static site generator fully within the device: feasible?
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I'm down to an iPad now that the students in my family have commandeered all the desktop machines.
Problem is, I'd like to continue updating my static blog. It consists of several hundred Textile & Markdown files, plus images, and it is processed via Jekyll/Octopress and rsync'd via SSH to some webspace I have (although more recently I've been restricted to WebDAV).
It seems to me that Python has equivalent frameworks such as Pelican, and that potentially I could use a combination of Pythonista and/or Editorial to write the content, generate the site, and upload it.
This does seem a bit ambitious considering I'm new to Python, and not really any sort of coder (though I have become ok at tinkering with other people's code over the years) so I'd love to know peoples' views on the feasibility of this before I invest too much time on it.
After all, I could keep my files locally and pump them all into Tumblr if I wanted to cede just a little bit of control to someone else. Or use Scriptogr.am. Or... many other options. But using either or both of Pythonista and Editorial seems a nice way to learn something new and get the most out of this iPad...