Due to a forgotten branch that I merged into master, I’m finding myself rewriting all of the HTML rather than backing out the merge. Feels good.
So weird to see my front yard without the oak. Called city about month ago to confirm it was dying. Originally warned me could take 2 years to get tree & stump removed. Now to plan its replacement.
I keep seeing reference to the “Bezos blog.” He doesn’t have a standing blog, it’s a post on Medium. Just substitute journal for blog if you aren’t sure. I read the journal entry == I read the blog post. I read their entire journal == I read the whole blog. You get the point.
Y’all has become broadly accepted for good reason, wondering if time to bring back allsyou or too soon?
Just had a thought. I know you can run arbitrary Jekyll plugins in a GitHub action–I bet you can send/receive webmentions too!
Some days I feel like I spent my whole life trying to find my way out of the maze that now that I have, I’m not sure what to do.
Am I wrong to the think “women’s oxford boyfriend shirt” really doesn’t need the word “boy” in the description? Like, why is that still necessary?
I just found the aesthetic for the new blog design 🔥
Digital plumber reference && a well written piece on the imporance of the craft of building a website
Plumbers might get excited about PEX piping, but they also understand that their job is to ensure the water gets from the main to the faucet as expeditiously as before.
Water and data flow through pipes of their own, but whether data flows easily from server to client depends.
I’ve really wanted to make the jump back to static and use @eleven_ty this time. Mostly to get more famliar with Node/JS, but also because I love the flexibility. This site currently runs on WordPress, but that experiment is beyond its use by date.
Wanting and doing are always two different things for me. I’ve been eyeing @paulrobertlloyd’s new site using Eleventy and noticed he’s using Liquid templates (which makes sense since he was on Jekyll previously.) Which got me to thinking—my jekyll-indieweb repo has quietly amassed 40 ⭐ and over a dozen forks. Maybe it’s time to update that first.
So that’s the plan. A complete rewrite of the markup/CSS with the goal to use css grid and have just enough design that it can stand on its own, but be a better starting point to customizing a personal site.
Jekyll supports Gem based themes now and GitHub hosted sites (gh-pages) can use themes that are public repositories. That should actually make it easier to start a new site, use the theme and be up and running with microformats2 and easily customize, without having to track updates/changes to the theme, as well as over ride default styles.
The theme will also be fully WCAG2AA along with updated mf2 through out.
From there, I will port the templates from Jekyll and use those same templates with Eleventy.
I will be making the switch on the repo soon, there is still a tagged release for the old version, but I doubt anyone is using the exact code at this point.
Also at some point my blog will make the switch, possibly first to Jekyll to work out webmentions and debug mf2, then Eleventy. I’m even contemplating making the move before I figure out how best to export old comments/reactions with that on the backlog. Maybe.
I have a 64gb iPhone 6 & 128gb 6s+ for sale/trade. Both space gray, have had battery replaced. Mac mini/Apple pencil compatible iPad on my want list.
new Twitter bot idea – Trump tweets attributed to random ex-presidents.
I’m not sure if I need to be upset with Spectrum or C-SPAN for bad audio on the Whitaker hearing but it sucks.
Interesting trend I’m seeing is folks using Notion as a blog. I wonder if they’ve considered custom URLs?
Been a while since I’ve seen snow capped mountains. Heading into LA was not on the list of places I was expecting to see them again.
Today has been surreal and the biggest part hasn’t even happened yet. Life is so weird y’all. But sometimes, it’s a really, really good kind of weird. 😛
TPA ✈️ MSY ✈️ LAX
Here we go
I was today years old when I learned that you can ⌘-click a link to open it in a new tab in Safari.
I was a high school yearbook editor in the late 80s. We did layouts by hand. Every page was signed off on by the section editor, head editor & advisor before being sent to publish. I can’t speak to college, but that wouldn’t have passed in my rural FL high school in 1984.
Why aren’t there emoji for playing cards?
Nothing like continuing to step outside of your comfort zone.
I feel like I’m getting to meet a long lost brother next week and I can barely contain myself. AND I get a chance to talk about something near & dear to my heart, open source & civic tech. So thankful for the opportunity.
So as parents are assessing report cards and schools are gearing up for tests that basically determine the school grade, guess what my partner’s school’s faculty meeting was about? Shooter drills.
To make sure they are not only locked in, but to make sure they aren’t in line of fire if shooter is firing through the door. That’s what our teachers are going home to think about today. Not how to help the kids suceed, but to make sure they know the line of sight through a door. Mind you, a whole wall of her classroom is windows, so that whole idea is completely out the window. But yeah, tell me more about how we can’t ban weapons of war.
Yesterday didn’t feel all that productive but then I walked into my office this morning with a freshly cleaned desk & whooboy I slayed it yesterday!
Today’s challenge, can Michael write a node script to parse a bunch of
.kmz files, convert them to
geo.json and merge them into one file to use on a map?
I would rebuy Tweetbot if I could sync my mutes across devices.
I find myself more now than ever wanting to visualize a workflow before beginning to build it. Often that means a basic flow chart. But a simple digital tool that worked on Mac seemed elusive.
Until I began poking at Mindode more. I mentioned I started exploring it last month and it’s been a pleasure. Last night, poking around more, I realized you can add addtional “main nodes” and then connect them. You can also edit the line size of connector. The trick was ⌘ clicking each node, then ⌃ clicking for the dialog box to connect the nodes. The order you click the nodes determines the direction of the connection.
I’ve only scratched the surface but this all but solves my search and solidiies the app as an essential tool. Mindnode is available as part of a Setapp subscription.
if I wanted for offline reference Unix manpages, say on an iOS device, what might be a way?
I love biscuits.
I rarely make them cause I didn’t know how & rarely have buttermilk.
But I do make yogurt. Lo & behold @bravetart has the perfect recipe