As someone who mostly dislikes other people who willy-nilly connect everything they put online to everywhere they put things online in a many-to-many idiopathic echo chamber, I ought to do a little less of that myself. Or at least be a little more mindful about what I am doing.
In some ways, this is just a continuation of the soul-searching that found an outlet in Putting my house in order: Phase 1. I achieved some of what I set out to do there, but not enough, and this latest bout of navel gazing was prompted by a silly exchange on micro.blog.
John Naughton's latestis about online search, and how essentially broken it remains. He's not wrong. At least, not about that. But in his parting shots -- What I'm reading -- he links to a post by a Facebook executive and adds a comment about a crack from H.L. Mencken.
Fine time, in part recovering from August and also on its own terms. A brief trip to Edinburgh that included one of the most memorable meals of my life. And on the home front, just enjoying the effect that a reasonably moist summer had on the terrace.
Turned out my faithful followers on micro.blog weren't actually able to follow me. Links from here, as picked up there, were all in a swivet. The first part of the URL was
https -- as it should be -- but something was adding
:80 at the end of the domain. Not surprisingly, browsers were unable to...
Taking DRY to heart, a little
A couple of back-burner projects are simmering nicely. Mapping I wrote about recently.1 Today I turned back to working on micropub to add posts to this site. I have now worked out how to send two different kinds of post to two different places in the file system. Both are what you might call notes (indeed I call them Notes) but some are little status update notes and others are bookmarks.2 The way Grav works is that each file lives in a folder and Grav uses a specific template to display the contents of the file. I wanted a way to visually distinguish the two kinds of note; I chose different icons in the title.