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Just made a very small update to my website. Now, I can update reading progress much easily: I just need to go to the book’s page and then I will have this options:

Book Update Options

When reading physical books, I have a shortcut that allows me to scan the barcode of the book and enter the page. However, e-books don’t come with a barcode with the ISBN and I’m measuring the progress in percentage - it’s also possible to measure in pages though!

Just made a very small update to my website. Now, I can update reading progress much easily: I just need to go to the book's page and then I will have this options: Book Update Options When reading physical books, I have a shortcut that allows me to scan the barcode of the book and enter the page.…

Over the past few days, I procrastinated quite a bit instead of working on my thesis. I have this huge peaks of performance mixed with high procrastination. I guess this happens somewhat to most people. Either way, while procrastinating I added quite some new features to this website, and improved some already existing things, both visually and internally.

  • Fixed the values in <title> which were wrong in some pages. I also changed the website name to be more descriptive.
  • Fixed the truncation of text and the way I add the ellipsis when generating excerpts from longer posts to fit in the descriptions.
  • Added image resizing on my media endpoint using ImgProxy, which I run locally in my VPS and then upload the resized images to bunny.net.
  • Added Reddit integration in this website, both using Reddit’s API for upvotes (likes), comments (replies) and new posts. For the webmentions, I am using brid.gy.
  • Added support for channels so I can hand pick which sections to put my posts when using Micropub clients.
  • Added support for video posts, like this example.
  • Added support for audio posts. I don’t have an example yet as this is a feature that I think I would more likely use for personal use. However, I am still on the fence on how to protect the media files. Right now I support private posts, but that’s it: the post itself cannot be accessed, but what’s the best way to protect the media?

I also fixed some other things and make some slight visual updates to be more consistent.

Over the past few days, I procrastinated quite a bit instead of working on my thesis. I have this huge peaks of performance mixed with high procrastination. I guess this happens somewhat to most people. Either way, while procrastinating I added quite some new features to this website, and improved s…

I was speaking to @seblog about categorisation of contents in our websites and some ideas came into mind:

  • Now I have sections for each post type and a special section for posts that should so up in home.
  • Sections are automatically added to the posts when they are created based on their post type.
  • Realistically, who will follow a feed based on the post type? And why?
  • @seblog suggests a more audience-based categorisation, such as “personal”, “tech”, etc. I’ve had that way back in the past and I really don’t remember if it was good or not. However, I understand the appeal.
  • @seblog said that types distiction are not that useful, it’s just easy to make.
  • We both already have tags. But tags feel too overly-specific.
  • Both tags and sections are… at the end of the day… taxonomies.
  • On my website I could technically achieve this with either tags or sections. Sections seem best as they are more general. Also, audience-based names would not collide with post types so they could still be at the root of the website, such as /personal or /articles.
  • Manually categorising a post every time we post can become arduous.
  • Is it worth it?

Let’s conclude with taxonomies are hard. What do you think?

I was speaking to @seblog about categorisation of contents in our websites and some ideas came into mind: Now I have sections for each post type and a special section for posts that should so up in home. Sections are automatically added to the posts when they are created based on their post type. R…

Yesterday I was talking to @Seb and he showed me his emoji page where he lists all the emojis used on his website. If you click on them, you can also see the posts where they are used. I thought it was such a great idea that I did the same. You can see all the emojis I’ve used on this website sorted by frequency (most used first) and which posts they were used in!

Yesterday I was talking to @Seb and he showed me his emoji page where he lists all the emojis used on his website. If you click on them, you can also see the posts where they are used. I thought it was such a great idea that I did the same. You can see all the emojis I've used on this website sorted…

A few days ago I mentioned that I wanted to ditch my daily Last.fm backup script and instead publish the scrobbles on my website. Well, I did it! Instead of publishing a post per scrobble, I automatically create a post that contains all the scrobbles from that day (yesterday example). In addition, every month and every year receives its own summary post with top artists, albums and songs, as well as listening clock and listening week plots! Here’s last month and last year for example!

A few days ago I mentioned that I wanted to ditch my daily Last.fm backup script and instead publish the scrobbles on my website. Well, I did it! Instead of publishing a post per scrobble, I automatically create a post that contains all the scrobbles from that day (yesterday example). In addition, e…

My Website Before IndieWeb

Since I created this website’s colophon (also known as meta page), I’ve wanted to also created a page that show cased how this website evolved over the years. I created this website when I was 14, in 2014. At first, it was just a bunch of HTML pages written by hand. Within the first year, the website moved from pure HTML to WordPress and then to Hugo.

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Right now, I have my Last.fm scrobbles backed up. Every day, a small script fetches everything from Last.fm and dumps it into a file. The script is not very well optimized and downloads every scrobble since ever every day. Anyways, the point is not that. I would love to have the things I listen to in this website, just like I have for the watches. But there’s a problem: the sheer amount of data!

Since mid-2020 until right now, I have 32 526 scrobbles on Last.fm. Doing the math, I have, on average, a little bit more than 50 scrobbles a day. That would be 32K posts. That would generate too many posts, at least in my opinion. I’m sure Eagle, and of course Postgres, would be able to handle it. However, it would easily pollute my omni feed. One of my ideas was to put all the daily scrobbles in a single file that would be rendered as multiple entries. Basically, every time my Micropub endpoint would receive a scrobble, it would append it to the the publishing day’s scrobble file. I will sleep on this idea.

I know that some people, like Jamie, do a yearly music review post. Do you have any other examples?

Right now, I have my Last.fm scrobbles backed up. Every day, a small script fetches everything from Last.fm and dumps it into a file. The script is not very well optimized and downloads every scrobble since ever every day. Anyways, the point is not that. I would love to have the things I listen to i…

I just made a few upgrades to my IndieAuth client and server to match the new version of the specification which is more in line with OAuth 2.0 specification. I added introspection, user information and the metadata endpoint. All the changes I made are backward compatible with older clients. For the library, I released a major version simply because I made a few breaking changes regarding functions naming to match the specification better. I’m thinking about supporting refresh tokens too. I wonder, however, if there’s any IndieAuth app that uses refresh tokens. It’d be great to test.

I just made a few upgrades to my IndieAuth client and server to match the new version of the specification which is more in line with OAuth 2.0 specification. I added introspection, user information and the metadata endpoint. All the changes I made are backward compatible with older clients. For the…

Today I made some visual updates to my website. I replaced the spatial background by a plain colour background and merged the header and navigation bar into one. However, I still kept some pages with a custom background because it looks great for some specific occasions.

In addition, I also cleaned up the display of some micro posts, such that they take less space while conveying the same information and looking equally as good. There are still some things I want to change, such as Webmentions and forms and buttons. I will, however, defer that for a later time.

Today I made some visual updates to my website. I replaced the spatial background by a plain colour background and merged the header and navigation bar into one. However, I still kept some pages with a custom background because it looks great for some specific occasions. In addition, I also cleaned…

I’ve been thinking about replacing Miniflux with Aperture + Monocle. I like the idea of using a Microsub client so that I can quickly reply, like or react to any post. The problem is that, unfortunately, aperture insists on not fetching posts for two of the websites I follow… I either write my own Microsub server, or go back to just Miniflux.

Has anyone else encountered this issue with Aperture?

I've been thinking about replacing Miniflux with Aperture + Monocle. I like the idea of using a Microsub client so that I can quickly reply, like or react to any post. The problem is that, unfortunately, aperture insists on not fetching posts for two of the websites I follow... I either write my own…

On the past few days, I worked a bit on my IndieAuth implementation. Now, I am both a server and a client and you can log in on my website. There may be some posts that only logged in people can see. Besides, if I shared something with you, it will be visible under the private page.

With this, I also wrote a Go module (hacdias/indieauth) to help anyone that is using to to integrate IndieAuth on their system. 😄

On the past few days, I worked a bit on my IndieAuth implementation. Now, I am both a server and a client and you can log in on my website. There may be some posts that only logged in people can see. Besides, if I shared something with you, it will be visible under the private page. With this, I al…

I just secretly added a new section called itineraries with… well… itineraries! Some are private, as they are in the future. I quite like this functionality: I had to take some time to find some trains I took over the past two years. Fortunately, they were not that many and they were all in my e-mail. Older data I don’t have. I did not add any of the train trips I’ve done in the Netherlands, but maybe later of if I figure out NS API.

I just secretly added a new section called itineraries with... well... itineraries! Some are private, as they are in the future. I quite like this functionality: I had to take some time to find some trains I took over the past two years. Fortunately, they were not that many and they were all in my e…