⭐ Blog related stuff

My blog is, so far it's been for long form posts, whereas exobrain is for more raw unprocessed thoughts and notes.

Here I collect notes/todos relevant to improving the blog experience.

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related blog

I mark things I want to write about with 'toblog' tag blogtoblog

exobrain is a staging area for my blog blogexobrain

[A] * why blog? blog

[B] [2019-11-08] Alexey Guzey blogself

I wanted to make my vision of the future more probable

[B] * inspiration (design/presentation) blog

[B] [2020-01-17] Singing in the Wilderness blog

right, so pretty nice design

[C] [2019-04-21] Большой пост о том, как я переезжал в Берлин :: Вастрик.ру blog

Very good blog post!

[2019-04-23] Во многом благодаря рисункам, как мне кажется. Норм мотивация поучиться рисовать bloghobbydrawing

TODO [C] [2019-11-21] Projects | Intuitive Explanations blog
have list of my projects? moslty populate from github?

[C] Sidenotes blog

DONE [C] [2019-05-29] Accessing list metadata in Hakyll blog

looks like nice sidenotes …

  • [2019-07-20] implemented via tables though.. blog

DONE [B] [2019-06-01] ink & switch: Local-first software blog

nice side annotations

  • [2019-07-20] ok, used this. TODO credit blog

TODO [2019-05-30] March 2019 news - blog CSS changes: Tufte-style sidenotes (for displaying footnotes in margins on wide screens) via Obormot’s new JS library, sidenotes.js

TODO [B] Offer to help blogjonbo

CREATED: [2020-02-10]
requests and/or offers of help: what are you looking for, and how are you willing to help others? Always be willing to pay it forward.

[2021-01-14] XXIIVV — left blogexobraininspiration

A web version was initially created to help rekka with the writing of wiktopher,

very nice {internal} vs [external] link syntax

DONE [2019-02-21] Beau Gunderson blog

  • State "DONE" from [2019-04-06]

realtime qs… whoa

[2019-04-06] ok, but nothing too exciting apart from projects list design (cv) blog

[2019-06-29] also nice design and colors blog

TODO [B] [2021-02-06] I definitely want it for blog, much better than github pins (maybe also plot activity over time) blog

TODO [C] [2020-12-30] Agora blogselfinspiration

[C] * visual style blog

STRT [B] all stuff in TOC should have proper links blog

CREATED: [2020-01-18]

TODO [C] Display TODO as lowercase? blogexobrain

CREATED: [2020-01-08]

WAIT [C] perhaps tags should be displayed on top in the post? blog

CREATED: [2019-05-13]

TODO [C] Shit links are very hard to see without contacts/in dark blog

CREATED: [2019-11-04]

for me, Recoll is mostly for searching and quickly jumping to results in PDFs and EPUBs (see screenshot). There is helm-recoll

TODO [D] [2020-11-01] Thomas Kainrad on Twitter: "About once a month, someone sends me an email to ask how I implemented the position-aware TOC sidebar on my blog. The answer is Tocbot:" / Twitter blog

About once a month, someone sends me an email to ask how I implemented the position-aware TOC sidebar on my blog.
The answer is Tocbot:

[C] * feed blog

STRT [B] [2019-12-21] rss feeds sometimes have limits? blog

TODO ugh! need to minify? blog

[D] * markup improvements blog

e.g. making it cleaner and more semantic

TODO [B] detect multiple items with same id? blogexobrain

CREATED: [2020-01-19]

STRT [C] [2020-01-10] Stop using so many divs! An intro to semantic HTML - DEV Community bloghtmlexobrain

TODO [2020-01-18] org-html-timestamp – to time bloghtmlexobrain

TODO [C] abbr as tooltip blogexobrainhtml

CREATED: [2020-01-22]
I like to use <abbr> when I can :D
Free tooltip for something without having to CSS a tooltip.

TODO [B] [2020-02-15] This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web blog

Stick with the 13 web safe fonts +2

TODO [A] [2021-01-27] need to merge with I guess… blog

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[C] [2020-01-23] Web bloat blogbloat

STRT [C] [2019-12-27] The Open Graph protocol blog

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to allow any web page to have the same functionality as any other object on Facebook.

TODO [2020-01-18] add description? blog

[C] [2020-01-18] How do you clear the Open Graph cache of an URL on Telegram? - Stack Overflow blog

[C] [2020-09-12] hikerpig/marka-js blogexobrain

Marka is a JavaScript lib that runs in the browser, it will mark anchor elements and add icons according to the href. It is inspired by and anchorjs.

[D] [2020-03-19] my jinja templats were basically code with if and for statements blog

[D] [2020-04-09] karlicoss: "Also, the total size of Hakyll code is 500 LOC (w…" - Merveilles blog

Also, the total size of Hakyll code is 500 LOC (without the comments), which supports my guess that Haskell isn't necessarily good for such task.
(And that doesn't take the Hakyll library itself into account!)

TODO [D] arguments against compiling in emacs: it's single threaded? blogexobrainemacs

CREATED: [2020-04-09]

TODO [D] nice thing about using @cache is that I don't have to mess with inotify. there are very few inputs for my blog and I can just check them every second blog

CREATED: [2020-04-10]

I guess the only downside is
I need poke-symlink which gets around inotify anyway!

TODO [D] mention configuring github actions for automatic releases? blog

CREATED: [2020-04-18]

TODO [D] I find it very useful? to read post on a mobile device blogwriting

CREATED: [2020-01-12]

I guess different screen size makes your reading patterns different, so you notice different things

TODO [C] tell about id checks, so they don't contribute to link rot blogexobrain

CREATED: [2020-01-18]

add anchors, so it's easy to link to specific parts of the post

TODO [B] get material for posts from HN and reddit comments blog

CREATED: [2020-04-29]

TODO [C] [2019-05-07] shit, org mode generates some random ids every time blogorg

TODO [C] [2019-05-09] add importance, so it's easier to skip over not necessarily interesting stuff (like sufs) blog

TODO [D] [2019-05-09] for sufs, would be good to have a special 'github' type of post? not sure how to cache local/offline copy… or just need to merge md files blog

TODO [C] [2019-05-07] rerender regularly so I could fix typos etc? blog

Can I base in on or perhaps manual inotify or something?? use folder differen than _site for output?

TODO [C] [2020-02-07] The /now page movement | Derek Sivers blog

TODO [C] add 'site longevity' section or something blog

CREATED: [2020-06-03]

[2020-06-03] upload to archive automatically? blog

TODO [C] isso comments converter should have failed at the empty database. seriously, what the fuck blog

CREATED: [2020-03-21]

TODO [C] isso: trying multiple comments threads on ideas page blog

CREATED: [2019-11-17]
#+HTML: <script data-isso=""
#+HTML:         data-isso-reply-to-self="true"
#+HTML:         src="">
#+HTML: </script>
#+HTML: </script>
#+HTML: <section
#+HTML:     id="isso-thread"
#+HTML:     data-isso-id="isso_pkm_search"
#+HTML: ></section>

STRT [D] Myinfra comments are lost, ugh! blog

CREATED: [2020-02-13]

(during isso outage almost for a month)

TODO [D] [2019-11-02] Building personal search infrastructure blog

reactions would be quite nice to have, as a means of acknowledgement

[D] [2019-02-18] Overview blog

No anonymous comments (IP address, email and name recorded), hosted in the USA, third-party. Just like IntenseDebate, livefrye etc. When you embed Disqus, they can do anything with your readers (and probably mine Bitcoins, see the loading times).

TODO [D] try to base my comments off an anonymous hypothesis instance? blog

CREATED: [2019-06-27]

TODO [C] maybe even try to set up hypothesis-based comments? might require an elaborate overlay though? also serve static version blog

CREATED: [2019-06-27]

STRT [D] really need to do smth about comments; perhaps find comments without replies and use orger? blog

CREATED: [2019-10-05]

[E] [2019-02-19] Commenting server blog

Here you go:

Parameter Commento Isso Schnack
Latency (50% percentile) 17 ms 169 ms 236 ms
Latency (99% percentile) 132 ms 664 ms 313 ms
Requests per second 21,764 RPS 692 RPS 3,392 RPS
Memory usage 240 kB 2.2 MB 2.4 MB
Payload 15.9 kB 173 kB 40 kB

DONE [B] [2019-02-09] Isso – a commenting server similar to Disqus bloggrasp

[2019-02-18] ok, so in sqlite table, it uses urls… I guess that should make migration easy (if necessary at ll) bloggrasp

[2019-02-19] ok, isso is pretty good. easy to set up, administer, etc bloggrasp

Commento – dunno. also it's in Go blog

[2018-11-15] adtac/commento-ce: A fast, bloat-free discussion platform blog

[2019-02-09] Commento / Commento · GitLab blog

[2019-02-09] Commento is a lightweight, privacy-focused, self-hostable alternative to Disqus : selfhosted / blog

[B] [2019-02-09] vkuznecovas/mouthful: Mouthful is a self-hosted alternative to Disqus blog

[B] [2019-02-09] Schnack - simple self-hosted comment system for static websites blog

[2019-07-06] Articles - Physiqonomics blogwriting

got a really good style, and I like pictures

TODO [D] metadatacachetime=60 – adjust blog

CREATED: [2019-02-22]

CANCEL [D] YBlog - Hakyll setup blog

[D] [2018-11-24] fniessen/org-html-themes: How to export Org mode files into awesome HTML in 2 minutes blogorg

[C] [2020-01-18] Sharing Debugger - Facebook for Developers blog

STRT [C] [2019-07-03] leungwensen/svg-icon: An ultimate SVG icons collection DONE RIGHT, with over 10,000 SVG icons out of the box. blog

DONE [D] [2019-05-30] Accessing list metadata in Hakyll blog

TODO [C] [2019-12-21] Devine Lu Linvega: "I'll try and generate a beautiful .txt version of…" - Merveilles blog

if you stick to a few basic tags, going to pure txt should only take a bit of code (and is probably already doable with lynx --dump)

STRT [B] [2020-03-09] (Ángel)μν on Twitter: "1/15) What is the Hamiltonian? And why is it so special? Most importantly, how does it relate to Lagrangian mechanics and give us equations of motion? This is a thread on how H, the Hamiltonian can tell you the same story as L, the Lagrangian. [Warning: Technical thread]" / Twitter blogpublish
tweet short summaries of my blog posts?

TODO [D] not sure about in referrers blog

CREATED: [2019-12-01]

TODO [C] [2020-02-15] This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web blog

But why not? Well, you don't save much because your web pages should be gzipped before being sent over the network, so preemptively shrinking your content probably doesn't do much to save bandwidth if anything at all.

[C] [2021-01-29] - IndieWeb blog is an anonymous commenting system for the indieweb.

ok, this seems like the best choice

TODO [D] [2019-12-03] myles/awesome-static-generators: A curated list of static web site generators. blog

[C] [2020-06-24] Text-only websites blogplaintext

TODO [C] [2021-01-29] Hypothesis blog


make a link to hypothesis comments, this looks quite good

[B] [2021-04-07] Computers and Creativity blog

inspiration: nice scroll progress on top

TODO [C] 404 page pointing at github blog/exobrain search blog

CREATED: [2021-05-06]
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