As any web technologist would know, static site generators are very popular, and hosting options are easy to find. GitHub pages serves Jekyll sites with zero setup, or if one of the other generators is a better fit, there is always S3. I of course have picked Docker to be my hammer, so I want to use it to pound in this nail also. In this writeup I will describe my setup, and where I hope to take it next.
I like ES6. I really like Webpack. I also quite like future CSS syntax. That’s why I wrote generator-webpack-es6-cssnext, a Yeoman generator for starting a project using all of them!
I participated in BarCamp Tampere 2 recently, and one of
the many very interesting presentations was Ville Ranki talking about
Siilihai, a web forum reader app intentionally very
reminiscent of newsreaders of old.
Ever had the bright idea of upgrading, say, your Ubuntu machine to use some
snazzy new software from a PPA, only to have it blow up in your face? The grim
realization that there’s no easy downgrade path, instead you’ll have to find
every single package the PPA upgraded and downgrade them by hand to keep
software from breaking? Me too!
I had been hearing a lot about Scene Graph and Qt Quick 2 making it possible to
implement whatever effects one wanted, to really make apps gorgeous, and still
stay in the la-la-land of QML UI coding. What I hadn’t had was a chance to
try it out myself, until recently that is. It’s been the most fun I remember
having in a while, coding-wise.
My only home computer is, and has been for a while, a Nokia Booklet. It’s a
nice ultra-portable fanless laptop that gets about 6-7 hours of use per
charge, and is in my opinion one of the most stylish products ever shipped by
A while back I hit upon Ninja, a very fast
and very simple build system that is apparently used for building
Chromium. Can’t remember where I first heard of
it, might’ve been Hacker News or just
somebody’s tweet, but having been interested in build systems for years, at
least since setting up Linux builds from scratch for a big piece of software
while working on my M.Sc. thesis, I immediately started playing around with
By default, the excellent Vim editor doesn’t know what the filetype of
Gemfiles is (it’s
ruby, of course). I’ve been sprinkling Vim modelines in
mine for ages, but just now as I was hacking at my clone of
ticgit, I realized that it makes no sense to
sprinkle these onto other people’s code so liberally when I could just teach
Vim to Do The Right Thing.
Like many others before and after myself, I find myself having to use MS
Outlook in my daily work. Also like many, I loathe its style of quoting email
messages. Fortunately I use Exchange’s rather surprisingly good (as of the
2007 version) OWA web client, so with Firefox’s It’s All
Vim and some Ruby code, I can fix quoting in messages I’m replying to easily.
I really like shooting tethered with Lightroom and my MacBook, but today while
thinking about a band shoot I had coming up, I wondered how easy it would be
to do the same on Ubuntu on my Nokia Booklet.