Sunday, May 09, 2021

Feed Readers FTW

TFW both feeds render correctly in Reeder 🍾

I wish I could rewrite the previous sentence - swapping in NetNewswire in its place - but alas, Feed Wrangler support is still forthcoming.


Saturday, May 08, 2021

JSON Feeds

Continuing with the theme of all things feed-related, notes and posts are available as a pair of JSON feeds.


Thursday, May 06, 2021

RSS for Notes

Notes published to the site now have their own RSS feed. While there are other ways to interleave these posts into the regular feed - I wanted to keep things as simple as possible.

Still, the ideas here might work for adding a feed for the linkblog.


Long Version Control

Noun.

The process which often occurs after a substantial change to a project where - either due to complexity or the passage of time - it is near impossible to remember what was actually done. This makes creating sensible commits difficult and usually involves running git difftool on individual files to come up with a reasonable explanation of how the problem was solved or a new feature added.

Side effects can include a large number of editor windows and cognitive overload.

A form of Yak shaving.


Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Work in Progress

Behind the scenes, I’ve been working on a number of fairly substantial changes to the site. While the look hasn’t changed all that much, under the hood, it’s a definite step up.

In the spirit of the Indieweb, notes - e.g, microblog-style posts, reposts, and replies - are in and the linkblog has been improved (they’re both powered by Jekyll’s support for collections). I also rebuilt the way layouts are handled and - in true Jekyll style - all of them now inherit from the default one.

Liquid templates have their quirks, but the whole process wasn’t overly difficult.