So I was going back through my list of version control systems, and something hit me. CVS isn’t just kinda old and worn out, it’s downright backwards and dumb. Heck, CVS over the network is something that, in all seriousness, should not exist.Continue reading
Remember the time I Added Medium Zoom ? Well as it turns out, as I was reading through Zoom’s documentation, that you can specify a separate URL to load when the image zooms in. I like this, because I crop all my images to be (for landscape oriented) 1000 pixels wide, just slightly over the size of the content area that they go into. This is a serious reduction in size from the resolution they’re taken at. I do this just to improve load times, even with WebP and compression, extra pixels (that get resized to nothingness) are extra data that needs to be sent. And since it’s literally too big to be shown like that, I crop them so that pages load nearly instantly. The problem is that when you click on an image to see it, you get… basically nothing. I (because reasons) don’t have any old images so they’ll stay the same. But from now on, any images that are added in will have a detailed version that loads when you click to zoom.Continue reading
See, I have this love-hate thing with Apple Inc. I love the design of their operating systems, but I hate… just about everything else. And with the release of macOS 11.0 “Big Sur”, well, yeah, that took away most of what I like.
I get that it’s a move towards unifying the fragmented state of Apple device OSes, but still… I really think we lost something in the process.Continue reading
So I just checked in with initialcommit.com , the website run by Jacob Stopak, the same person I collaborated with to help explain the internals of version control systems, not once , but twice even. And he published an overview of how he made the site, and what tools he used. As I was looking, I noticed, we took a very different approach to get to two similar endpoints.
If you just want to see what I did, read on. If you want to see the differences, or are just curious about the various ways that sites can be built, read his first, then come back with that knowledge in mind.Continue reading
Do.. do I even have to say anything about this? I got that less than a week ago and it’s, while still functional, it is now useless. Not just from a cosmetic standpoint, more from a “I don’t like microscopic shards of glass in my fingers” standpoint. At least the inner display is fine and that’s the important one. LG… we need to have a talk.Continue reading
Oh, is.. is something wrong? It’s still Disqus, you say? Indeed it is, for pretty much, two reasons.Continue reading
So for a while now, any images that are put in the content text of a blog post have been links, you can click on one to be taken straight to the image file itself. Well if you haven’t noticed yet, that has just changed, and, in my opinion, a way that’s for the better. Meet Medium Zoom.Continue reading