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Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Writing with #vim, especially for #mac users https://lilii.co/aardvark/writing-with-vim

Take a deep dive into paragraphs on the web https://lilii.co/aardvark/paragraphs #CSS #javascript

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

11 #JavaScript code snippets for dynamic web projects https://webdesignledger.com/tips/javascript-code-snippets

From @jhthorsen: Reasons for choosing Perl web framework Mojolicious http://thorsen.pm/perl/programming/2015/07/10/a-restful-backend.html

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

I am working on my first http://ode.io addin. Made much progress today.

Did you know that @reddit is open source? https://github.com/reddit/reddit

The comments problem is hard. Because spam, most blog software punts by using @disqus

This blog-to-Twitter setup, in my case using http://ode.io, to create social-media entries, is working out.

I'm very interested in time as it applies to code, and Now time toolkit is available in Go https://github.com/jinzhu/now #golang

Use gosync to sync files with Amazon S3 https://github.com/brettweavnet/gosync #golang

A really nice tutorial on writing web apps in go http://golang.org/doc/articles/wiki/ #golang

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

This @virginmobileusa wifi hotspot using my LG phone is 7 times as fast as @DSLExtreme when working, which it's not

Out of desperation using @virginmobileusa phone as hotspot. It's cheap and super fast

.@DSLExtreme, I am dead to you, as you are to me

All of my tweets begin and live here: http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/updates/ #recursive #ownyourcontent

From http://www.javaworld.com/article/2929811/scripting-jvm-languages/whats-the-go-language-really-good-for.html: GTK http://mattn.github.io/go-gtk and GTK3 https://github.com/conformal/gotk3

What's the Go language really good for? http://www.javaworld.com/article/2929811/scripting-jvm-languages/whats-the-go-language-really-good-for.html

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

Tiny vintage apartments in Orange, Calif., are 475 square feet. Check out the photo gallery http://www.ocregister.com/lansner/apartment-671316-one-siler.html

https://automatetheboringstuff.com isn't just a great @nostarch book (that I happen to own), it's also a series of videos #python

Mon, 13 Jul 2015

Hardcore Go training from @ardanlab https://github.com/ArdanStudios/gotraining #golang

I already have and recommend http://www.golang-book.com and just discovered a ton of videos based on it: http://www.golang-book.com/guides/bootcamp #golang

Steven Rosenberg

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015

Follow https://sourcegraph.com/blog for Go #golang

Revel is a web framework for Go http://revel.github.io #golang

The @latimes breaks down the tech behind its deadliest-intersection project http://graphics.latimes.com/la-pedestrians-how-we-did-it/ #python

Short posts made with http://ode.io addin #EditEdit should work fine on Android

Fixed my clothes dryer again. Needed to change those coils that open the gas valve. My 2nd time doing this repair #cheap

Why Are People Still Waiting for Proprietary Linux Apps? http://www.datamation.com/applications/why-are-people-still-waiting-for-proprietary-linux-apps.html

How a complete beginner learned Go as her first backend language in 5 weeks https://sourcegraph.com/blog/live/gophercon2015/123565059490

Fri, 10 Jul 2015

Ellen Pao is out, original CEO Steve Huffman back in at Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/3cucye/anoldteamatreddit/

Twitter has https://github.com/twitter/twurl and https://github.com/sferik/t uses #Ruby to access it

Images appearing in blog posts do not become "native" images on Twitter. Maybe there's a hack for this.

Now using dlvr.it to turn blog entries in a specific directory into Twitter posts. Would love to work directly with an API

I am now posting to Twitter from http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/updates with help of http://dlvr.it

Thu, 09 Jul 2015

Russ Cox's keynote Go, Open Source, Community at Gophercon

This is where I'm going to stash the kind of updates I'd usually put on Twitter.

I'm not going to think of where in the directories (aka folders) it should go.

If it's a quick update, it'll go here.

For the Ode people, I'm thinking of using EditEdit, Ode's de facto GUI, to do these quick updates.

Ode project leader Rob Reed and I have discussed adding Twitter-like (or, to be suitably generic, microblogging-like) speed and ease to Ode (or any filesystem-based blogging program, for that matter), and a simplified, mobile-enabled version of EditEdit would be a great way to do that. Or a mobile app that (for my purposes and on my Ode workflow) generates the proper text file, uploads it, reindexes the blog for Indexette and rebuilds my archive page.

The "disconnect" between "regular" blog posts and social/microblogging updates are that a blog post traditionally contains a title and then a block of text (or a message, if you will), and a "social" update is just the text, with no title.

Should be easy enough.

I don't even really need to eliminate the title. It would be nice for EditEdit to auto-generate the URL based on the title and some code for my preferred date convention (e.g. 2015_0709, which is in no way required by Ode but which helps me as a human keep track of post dates in my own filesystem).

Idea: I don't know if any of them are still being actively developed, but there used to be a class of applications, for Linux anyway, that you could run on your computer and use to write blog entries without going through a web interface. I don't know if one of these existing projects could be adapted to what I'm trying to do. It might just be better to start from scratch.

This could be coded as a tradtional GUI, or as a command-line program. I'm leaning toward the latter because it's easier.

A project like this is definitely of the "scratch an itch" variety. Ode allows for extremely individal workflows, and mine is just that (local filesystem synced to shared hosting with Unison, with Indexette pinged and a static archive built by a couple of scripts).

I've gotten into the weeds here. This post was meant to introduce The Updates Directory, and this is far from the short, Twitter-like posts I am evisioning for this particular directory (or folder if you prefer).

I will follow this up in another part of the site ...

The Evolution of Go, a talk by @robertgriesemer, from Gophercon 2015 in Denver.