Static sites and too many Git commits related to content update | implenton

I got tired of writing proper commit messages for content updates on implenton.com. After publishing an article, I have a bunch of commits with messages like "fix typo" and "reword paragraph".

Somehow, I can spot the mistakes on the live site easier. Maybe it's the artificial pressure.

If I could remove the markdown files from the site repo, I could skip the committing part 🤔. I'm onto something that works with Netlify's build process and Eleventy.

AD. I have a working solution.

RSS Bridge, the RSS feed for websites missing it | implenton

Now that I'm using a feed reader instead of relying on Twitter and newsletters, there's nothing more frustrating than finding a site that does not have some feed.

I'm going to give RSS Brige a try to see how easily I can create a custom bridge.

RSS-Bridge is a PHP project capable of generating RSS and Atom feeds for websites that don't have one.

Monochrome Noto Emoji | implenton

I dig the monochrome (black and white) version of Noto Emoji. Their announcement post mentions a few challenges they had, like:

At first the approach seemed obvious — simply redraw the Noto Emoji Color designs in black and white. They are iconic, they will be legible. Done deal. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Not so fast. The removal of color is no trivial task. Take for example: Flags.

I'll have to check if this can be used to replace the OS emoji. I would like to experience emojis this way, at least for a while.

Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs | implenton

Here's an inspiring list of cool things people do with their blogs put together by Wouter Groeneveld. The article lives up to the title.

I noted down some ideas for the future that are worth exploring and extending.

Automated NGINX proxy for Docker containers using docker-gen | implenton

It's the natural consequence of playing with Docker to go mad at one point and try to dockerize everything.

I landed on using jwilder/nginx-proxy to put a reverse proxy in front of multiple services running in Docker containers on the same VPS.

Though a bit too magic for my taste but a good kind of magic!

AD. In the end, I decided against this.

Remotion, write videos in React | implenton

Remotion was on my radar for a while, but I could not think of a good use case for it in my life. They have inspiring examples in their showcase, but that was not enough to make me dig into this project.

The situation changed. I came up with practical use for it! I initially thought of using FFmpeg purely, but it would be fantastic if I could do it with web technologies.

WP CLI DB Anonymize by Blavet Studio | implenton

I like the straightforward, no-fuss approach that the DB Anonymize by Blavet Studi takes.

After installing this WP CLI package, you can turn the user login, names, emails to xxxxxxxx by running the wp db-anonymize command. It even has basic support for WooCommerce.

Don't skip on having client data on your system in a GDPR-compliant way.

Physical ticket for a new GitHub issue | implenton

This is a fun idea and mini-project involving GitHub API, a Raspberry Pi, and a receipt printer. Every time a new issue is opened, a physical ticket is printed out.

Check it out at Andrew's blog!

Has selector, some use cases for it | implenton

Safari 15.4 - I just updated to it - is the first browser to implement the :has CSS selector. And if they did it, many will follow soon!

Matthias in the CSS :has( ) A Parent Selector Now shares a few use cases for it. This is the most exciting for me of all the new stuff we got in CSS in the last few years.

And I just noticed that the Container Queries are also in the Safari TP (Technology Preview)! In two years, I'll write CSS very differently.

The beginning of boldelse | implenton

While I'm not a designer by craft, I had fun creating the visuals for the project called boldelse.

On a different note, I'm still looking for the perfect cross-OS software or web service without a costly subscription model where I can save the things I like online. There is nothing really for a hobbyist. Currently, I have an unorganized mess in multiple places, more like a mood board rather than anything else.