Random Geekery a la Gatsby.js
Finished the Gatsby.js tutorial. Thought I’d dump the live site’s content into the tutorial site. Fiddled a little bit with gatsby-image. (It ignored the RST files, but that’s okay.) I never did change the title.
Random Geekery a la Nikola
Told you I was checking out Nikola. Importing the live site has been fun. I may have outgrown the default theme though, nice though it is.
No, I haven’t replaced Hugo yet. Just exploring.
That thing where you’re doing a thing but need to look up something and get an idea and start a thing but need a thing and you notice a thing and get an idea and start a thing and you notice a thing…
Is that an ADHD thing? That sounds like an ADHD thing.
Go back to bed
Woke up with the terrible idea of rewriting WebMake as a Gatsby plugin but
- I don’t even know who would know what I’m talking about
- I don’t know how to do that
- I’m just not sure how well this plan was thought through.
Eleventy 0.10.0 is out and I am distracted again
Making note of this tweet for later:
RELEASE 📢 Eleventy v0.10.0 🕚⚡️— Eleventy (@eleven_ty) January 7, 2020
⚡️ Async Shortcode Support!
⚡️ Add your own data cascade file formats!
⚡️ Better --watch/serve performance!
⚡️ Easier pagination links!
⚡️ Manually watch files!
Release notes: https://t.co/tmBYKeCAVm
I love that there are so many great static site generators out. I hate that I don’t have enough time to try all of them.
But Eleventy has the possum logo. Hard to argue with that. Maybe I’ll revisit with the base blog template, or one of the other starter kits. The deep dive idea was a little ambitious, anyways.
Noncommercial-only licenses are hard
Christopher Lemmer Webber makes a fair point:
Let me be clear: I’m not arguing with the desire to pay developers in his system, I’m arguing that this is a non-solution. To recap, here re the problems with noncommercial:
- What commercial/noncommercial are is hard to define
- NC doesn’t compose; a tower of noncommercial-licensed tools is a truly brittle one to audit and resolve
- The appeal of NC is in non-compliance
For both content and software, it’s just such a mess.