πŸͺ΅ A living log combining my main feeds: articles, micro and photos.

It seems my column layout didn’t last long. As I was writing the post I had an idea: what about a mixed grid with the latest micro, articles and photos? Bingo!

Now the latest section in my homepage contains my latest micro post with full width, then a 2 by 2 grid with the latest 4 articles and a 2 by 3 grid with the latest 6 picture series!

I just updated my home page to show my last 10 posts (articles, micro and photos). Before, I was displaying two columns: one with articles and one with pictures. But I felt it wasn’t dynamic enough as I don’t post as many of those.

Now I’m using CSS columns which doesn’t make me particularly happy because the order of the posts is from top to bottom and not from left to right. I see there’s a masonry grid layour in the works so it may be a nice option for the future.

For now, I’m not even sure if I’ll keep it like this or change it soon. Let’s see. What do you think?

I’ve shared this piece in the past in a post where I talked about trying pixel art. However, I feel it deserves its own micro post. Hereby I present you the chemistry tower of my previous university πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

In the past few days, I made a few updates on my website to improve both looks and performance. I started by updating my guestbook a few days ago.

Then, I looked at the CSS and I noticed there were huge chunks of CSS regarding cards and webmentions. Those and some other parts are now only added to the pages that require them.

I also decided to delete my GoodReads account and cleanup a bit my readings page. I still don’t have a fancy interface to edit them, but I’ll have soon enough. It’s not as if I’m reading tons of books every day.

Recently in April '21

One more month has passed! It is unbelievable how fast this academic year - and 2021 in general - is passing. I’m already in my last quartile, having my last courses for the year.

There’s not a lot new about what happened in April, besides a very weird day here in Eindhoven where the weather had a heart attack and it was sunny, then it was hailing, then it was raining, then it was snowing, then it was sunny again. It was… dramatic!

I also got a scare: somehow I dodged Covid-19, which was very weird and stressful and it was during my exams week! Fortunately all exams went well. I already received almost all grades. Just waiting for an assignment for Machine Learning Engineering.

Besides that, I managed to visit Utrecht. It was a very very beautiful city. It contrasts a lot to the city I’m living in because it’s older, it has canals, and a very different vibe. I really enjoyed my few hours walking there and I hope to come back soon now that more things are open once again!

Utrecht Canals

Utrecht Canals

We’re now in May! Sun is coming and hopefully something good for all of us! Have fun, but stay safe.


It seems Amazon decided to “deprecate” their GoodReads API in a very silent way. I use the GoodReads API to maintain my readings page and there’s a bug on the script. Thus, I went to the API documentation just to read the following:

As of December 8th 2020, Goodreads no longer issues new developer keys for our public developer API and plans to retire the current version of these tools. You can find more information here.

I didn’t know! I’ve wanted to drop GoodReads for some time now and this seems the perfect timing! I will probably just try to find some other service with a nice API or build it into my little CMS.

I must say though, that Readng looks quite promising! I will keep a look on them!

Do you have any recommendation?

As you might have read on my meta page, I inteded to remove support for ActivityPub:

I am considering removing the ActivityPub support from my website. Right now, my website is able to provide posts formatted as ActivityPub entries; post to my followers when I write new content; and receive comments via ActivityPub.

What bothers me is that the logic is a bit flaky and it fails quite often. Besides, I only have 2 followers and one of them is a testing account of mine. Removing it would cleanup the code and possibly not hurt anyone.

I just did it for the reasons mentions above. It’s a bit sad, but it gives me some peace of mind nevertheless. Maybe in the future, there will be a more straightforward protocol that is more massively adopted that I can implement. For now, I don’t see the use for this website.