Items tagged updates

New direction for this linklog

It might not be obvious from the recent flurry of activity, but I have new plans for this page. For one thing, I've installed Shaarli again (click through to see) for use as a buffer from now on. Makes adding links so much easier. Second, no more trying to balance links between the linklog and static directory pages. Clinklog is made to manage timestamped links, so I'm going to try and migrate all of them this way. To keep things under control, the idea is to be more aggressive about cleaning up. Hope you'll find this more useful going forward, assuming of course it works out at all. Cheers.

Tags: internet, updates

How ironic that now I know exactly how to make a good blogging-oriented SSG but don't need one anymore. Oh well, the time will come again.

Tags: internet, programming, updates

Turns out my new journal page is already very popular just a couple of days after coming online. Best decision ever.

On a related note, I got around to mentioning this linklog on my homepage. Let's see if anyone notices.

Tags: internet, updates

Some people talk about digital gardens, linklogs and personal wikis. About how to bring back the Geocities-era web without the baggage. Other people instead speak of profiles, feeds and mentions. Choose wisely.

Tags: internet, updates

What is it with programmers and their tools? You don't hear carpenters pontificating over the art of the drill, or learning hammer-fu.

Tags: programming, updates

Dear open source developers: despite the license, GNU Info is proprietary software. It uses a custom format not supported by any other app, that's overly complex and has no reason to exist except that its creator thought he was smarter than everyone. Use literally anything else.

Tags: computers, updates

Come to think of it, microformats are invisible metadata (exactly what they claim not to be), and putting them inline only makes them harder to extract, not to mention a mess.

Tags: internet, updates

It seems to me the makers of Wayland want all the clout of becoming the new X11, only without putting in any of the work.

Tags: programming, updates

It occurs to me that the General Public License is basically the United States Constitution of software development: a pioneering document that opened the floodgates, but is now out of touch and no longer suitable for the modern world.

Tags: computers, law, updates

Turns out b2evolution is now a complete social networking app, and looks really nice. Large, but clear and easy to figure out. Edit: also fast. Too bad it's basically abandoned.

Tags: internet, updates

Just completed my periodic survey of the flat-file CMS market. FlatPress is a decent option I missed so far. Kind of dusty and creaky, but usable. Bludit is still unbeatable.

Tags: internet, updates

Craftspeople be like, "This is a simple 12-step mechanical repair job, only takes about three hours and common tools you can find in any specialty shop. Anyone can do it."

Tags: tech, updates