The year I decided my site had too much code, not enough drawing or knitting. Divorce makes it a big transitional year for me, which shows up in some of the craft projects but also in little things like “I should re-rate all the music in my library now” and “I should find all the posts I’ve made on the Internet, put some of them here, and focus on this site from here on.”
Jul 13, 2015
Jul 12, 2015
Octopress is “an obsessively designed toolkit for writing and deploying Jekyll blogs.” A blog post earlier this year by author Brandon Mathis described frustrations with Octopress 2, along with plans for Octopress 3. I didn’t use Octopress before, so I can’t tell you anything about how much better or worse the newest Octopress is. This release feels like a straightforward and useful extension to Jekyll. Apparently the older releases did not.
Jul 9, 2015
Thought I’d share TOKUHIROM’s cpan-outdated tool, which simplifies the task of keeping your installed Perl 5 modules up to date. It simply lists available updates to Perl modules you have installed. That functionality is available in the CPAN shell with the
rcommand, but it is hard to beat the convenience of the cpan-outdated command line tool.
May 20, 2015
I just finished my “Amicable Socks” - so named because I made them for my ex, and we split on friendly terms. They follow directions from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks with “Woven Stitch” as the repeating pattern. I used Shoalwater Bay Bamboo/Merino yarn, which I purchased a couple years ago at the Seattle University District Street Fair.
Apr 4, 2015
I made a scarf for a friend. Nothing fancy, though the choice of soft, cozy Tosh Merino convinced her otherwise. She requested a long and skinny scarf. The finished product measures just over six feet long and four - wait, let me measure: three - inches wide. I had enough yarn to go longer, but if she’s happy I’m happy.
Mar 28, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
I got bored of the old coolnamehere pages effectively sitting outside of the site because of the way Jekyll - and pretty much every other static blogging system - treats pages as secondary to posts. It makes sense, anyways. Once you stop bikeshedding about where to put content in your elaborate directory structure, it gets easier to add stuff.