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May 8th, 2021

So here's my first Statamic tip: don't forget xml_handler in your RSS template

Yeah, the link was there: /index.xml. It just wasn't outputting valid XML until I replaced my raw <?xml with the xml_handler tag:

{{ xml_handler }}

Should be all better now. Or at least better than it was.

May 6th, 2021

Oh hey I finally got it working in prod

Still a lot of fiddling to do. No announcement toots/tweets, for starters. and for some reason certain page layouts are coming up different from what I thought was the same markup

But I had to get out of my SSG rut. Mind you, last time I did that I went right back to my rut after a few months.

Hopefully I stick through a little longer with Statamic.

April 25th, 2021

I'll deploy eventually.

I mean sure. There's my usual puttering with every little corner. But also I need to make sure everything is as close to seamless as possible for when I go live. And I've decided I will go live with this. Statamic's just too much fun.

April 18th, 2021

I'm trying a "notes" collection

Titles are mandatory in Statamic, but I'll figure something out. Could always treat "title" like a lead paragraph. That's the direction I was headed in with the Hugo site.

Course, I already changed my blueprint layout from the screenshot.

March 22nd, 2021

If RMS is your hero then you need better heroes

Yeah this is about Stallman being back on the board of the FSF. Kev Quirk has good {thoughts} about how it was communicated. Me, I'm tired. I had just been thinking how some of my favorite people have been driven off the public Internet via doxxing and harrassment.

And now Free Software's problematic fave — one of many, to be honest — is back, without so much as a hint of personal responsibility. Bah.

I'm not purging my system or anything, but I'm sure as hell done making a point of using GNU tools. This affects the FSF not one bit. It's only me conserving my energy for things I can care about.

March 7th, 2021

Maybe I don't know much about Markdown, he says

John Gruber — the creator of Markdown — on Markdown editors and their trend towards hiding the syntax.

Maybe I don’t know much about Markdown, but my understanding is that the whole point of it is to provide a syntax where the most common HTML tags for prose can be replaced by simple punctuation characters that are meant to be visible to the writer.

A joke so dry you'll need a glass of water when you get it.

February 23rd, 2021

yay fresh webmentions again

Finally reconnected the site flow bits that grab and file fresh webmentions. Probably going to tweak rendering of the Bridgy bits that feed reactions from bigger social networks. It's that or add threading here for conversation that happens there. No thank you.

Anyways yay!

February 19th, 2021

Just noticed Okular PDF is on Windows

Okular, the KDE document viewer, works on Windows. Not only that, but it's available in the Microsoft Store.

Free, obviously.

This should help keep annotations in order as I work through my TOREAD stack — three chapters down, only several hundred books to go! — regardless of current operating system.

February 16th, 2021

Tweaking my tools

Playing a little more with TTY Toolkit for the site workflow. I wanted to say I'm tightening focus, but with a require list like this for one tool?

require 'pastel'
require 'ruby-slugify'
require 'tty-editor'
require 'tty-exit'
require 'tty-logger'
require 'tty-option'
require 'tty-prompt'
require 'tty-screen'

"Tightening focus" would be a lie.

Anyways, it seems to function correctly. Huzzah! Now back to work.

February 14th, 2021

testing a thing

Sometime last year I had half of a great idea for better Asciidoctor handling in Hugo. I might have the other half now:

  • keep my content in the content folder.
  • Use adoc.txt for the extension so Hugo ignores it.
  • Point my build-adoc script there instead of a neighboring adoc folder.
  • profit?

Would work for reStructuredText too.

Need to get through a few post cycles to see how it works.

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