Notes

🇵🇹 Uma citação da qual sempre gostei imenso, de um livro que não esperava ler. Fica aqui, for the record:

“Para conseguir essa habilidade, ou seja, encontrar a distância certa e o local certo, sem a ferramenta primordial da linguagem, é preciso uma vigilância constante, uma acuidade desmultiplicada. É preciso ser inventivo e astuto. É preciso medir o que se diz, o que se pensa ter dito, o que se imagina ter percebido, é preciso medir a maneira como as palavras se inscrevem em si, as palavras estrangeiras que muitas vezes soam sem nenhum sentido, mas que se insinuam apesar de tudo por baixo da pele, é preciso ficar acordado e consciente, aceitar aprender sem compreender, agir sem saber, é preciso deixar infundir sem angústia, não ter medo de estruturar o cérebro de outro modo, ser permeável mas não poroso, é preciso fazer-se esquecer sem se esquecer de si mesmo, passar rente às paredes sem se perder, estar aqui e ali ao mesmo tempo, é preciso saber interpretar mais do que entender, é preciso dar a impressão de concordar sem ser superado. Preciso de ter antenas, ser dupla em permanência, à espreita do menor sinal, do menor indício.” - Um Ano Estrangeiro, Brigitte Giraud

Just found a file with some quotes about simplicity I noted some time ago. I thought it’d be nice to save them here!

The first one comes from a well-known writer:

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

And now from a painter:

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Finally, but not least, from the Agile Manifesto:

“Simplicity - the art of maximizing the amount of work not done - is essential.” - Agile Manifesto

Just made a few updates to my website:

  • Removed Tachyons.
  • New roomy header: took some inspiration from @jhelse’s and from a previous version of my website.
  • Added two new pages that have no information yet: now and use. You can find them on the header.
  • I now have a blogroll that you can find here.
  • If you look at the bottom of the page, you now have links for all the categories too.

This seems to be a small update. Maybe some won’t like the new design as much as the previous one, but I assure you: it’s at least 70 KB smaller! At least! I didn’t actually measure it 😋

I may make some updates in the future, but for now I have some interesting plans for the now page!

I wanted to have a cleaner look on this website and make an about page instead of dumping that on the frontpage. However, I don’t feel like the current All page looks that good so… I don’t know.

In addition, I’d like to refactor my header to have more room to add more links instead of having them in the footer. Some of them may stay there, but I’d like to bring Bookmarks to the top and two other future pages I want to make (Now and Uses).

Just exported this website’s old comments from Disqus and closed my account. Once I figure out the structure I want to store my webmentions/comments in, I will work on importing them. Not that many… maybe 20? Could do it rather manually.

Oopsie doopsie. Just found a bug on my webmention endpoint where I was not writing the webmentions to the correct endpoint. Right now, I’m storing them as plain webmentions from webmention.io. Probably I should think about a simpler way to store them to parse them easily later on the theme.

Right now I have an index that tells, for each permalink on my blog, which likes and “others” it has. I show the likes as mere “heads” on the post and then the “others” that might be reposts or retweets. The truth is that any of those can contain content.

What do I need to store? That’s the important question.

After talking to @jhelse, I finally decided not to trouble myself with writing my own static website generator and just improve what I have right now. I feel so much better now for some reason. I’ve already imported the small design tweaks for the live website. There are, definitely, some other things to improve. However, I will only focus on that next week 😁

I was going to say that I decided to do incremental builds (this is relative to my previous post) and it’s almost done. However, I feel that I need to regenerate too many pages after each update and I might not need that unless someone wants to visit the page… Maybe I’ll ditch IPFS support while I don’t come up with a good solution for staticness. Or maybe there’s a more flexible, still fast, static website generator that I don’t know of that would let me use whatever organization I want. Need to think about this.

On building my new site system: undecided between 1. all static with a custom static generator that takes much more time than Hugo would, with incremental builds for each post (faster than running Hugo each time) or 2. totally dynamic with pages being rendered on the fly with cache and pinning every day a copy to IPFS.