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I’m thinking of changing how my “photos” section works, or maybe have two different sections. On one hand, I the possibility of being able to just share a random, single photo I liked, like on Instagram. On the other hand, I really enjoy the aspect of curating stories - like here and here.

I think it’s possible to do both, but is it worth it? Should I invest my time in doing so? I’m gonna work on some ideas and possibly update it on the near future. Who knows?

I'm thinking of changing how my "photos" section works, or maybe have two different sections. On one hand, I the possibility of being able to just share a random, single photo I liked, like on Instagram. On the other hand, I really enjoy the aspect of curating stories - like here and here. I think…

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!

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…

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 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…

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.

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…

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?

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 develope…

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.

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 comme…

I just opened my website on Firefox and for my surprise, I discovered that the CSS image-rendering: pixelated works on almost all modern browsers, except… for Firefox. See for yourself:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/image-rendering#browser_compatibility

I’m sorry if you visit my website on Firefox, but almost all my GIFs will be blurry 😭

Edit: just discovered FF supports crisp-edges instead. Should fix it for now!

I just opened my website on Firefox and for my surprise, I discovered that the CSS image-rendering: pixelated works on almost all modern browsers, except... for Firefox. See for yourself: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/image-rendering#browser_compatibility I'm sorry if you visit…

Hey y’all! I know I’ve been quite silent recently and haven’t even send out my newsletter. I’ve honestly run out of ideas, but I hope I can get back on track with that again soon. Also, next two weeks are exam weeks so I will be busier than usual.

A few days ago, it snowed here in Eindhoven and I was quite happy. I come from a place where it doesn’t snow and even though I’ve seen snow before, it’s not something that is usually part of my life.

Eindhoven Snow 2021

Stay safe! 🤗

Hey y'all! I know I've been quite silent recently and haven't even send out my newsletter. I've honestly run out of ideas, but I hope I can get back on track with that again soon. Also, next two weeks are exam weeks so I will be busier than usual. A few days ago, it snowed here in Eindhoven and I w…

Jan Boddez 14 Oct 2020 12:00

In reply to https://hacdias.com/micro/2020/10/trying-activitypub/. I remember looking at https://github.com/aaronpk/Nautilus/blob/master/app/ActivityPub/HTTPSignature.php a whole lot to finally get signatures—and Accepts—to work. (Could never get Deletes to actually work, though.) 😟

Well… it was a library issue. Upgraded it, working now. Unfortunately, when I added it, the dependency manager didn’t add the last version, but it’s not its fault. The source code is not correctly tagged it seems!

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Jan Boddez 14 Oct 2020 12:00

In reply to https://hacdias.com/micro/2020/10/trying-activitypub/. I remember looking at https://github.com/aaronpk/Nautilus/blob/master/app/ActivityPub/HTTPSignature.php a whole lot to finally get signatures—and Accepts—to work. (Could never get Deletes to actually work, though.) 😟

The thing is: I’ve done this in the past. I just tried with a random Mastodon instance and the error is precisely the HTTP signature. Either I’m not signing correctly, or I’m not proving the public key correctly. But the fact that I did this in the past and it’s still not working, it’s what’s annoying me the most. Also, I’m doing this in Go and I’m basing on @jlelse’s implementation and his ActivityPub Accept is working. And my code literally looks the same. If I don’t figure it out in the next hour, I’ll leave it for another day.

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I started using Hugo back in 2015. It’s so weird to think that I’ve been using this piece of software for 5 years already and it has evolved so much in the meanwhile. At the time, I started using v0.16. We’re now at v0.75.1!

I started using Hugo back in 2015. It's so weird to think that I've been using this piece of software for 5 years already and it has evolved so much in the meanwhile. At the time, I started using v0.16. We're now at v0.75.1!