I love double linked tree structures. It is one of my most favorite structure to work with. It always feels so good to just transform double-linked trees and create something that is more like result in each transformation step.
Blog generator updates
I did a lot of updates to generator for this blog. I've added basic support for tags:
They are shown at the end of each tagged blogpost:
I've also added support for internal backlinks, so pages show what links to them in the sidebar (or at the end if you have too narrow display for sidebar):
I would also like to add such support for refferals / web mentions, but that will require dynamic blog system and I don't want to do that yet.
OpenSource / other coding
I was involved in following issues:
And this pull request:
It took me some time, but I've created my own watchface for a Fitbit versa 2:
There will be a blogpost about the Versa 2 and about programming it in the 📂The Most Personal Device experiment category.
Jumping Off the Planet is a book about space elevator from the same world, as the most brilliant War Against the Chtorr series.
I would add link to the Wikipedia, but the article there does not do justice to the series. I have previously written about the Chtorr series a Czech blogpost full of adoration and admiration, that's how much I love it. So, I was quite shocked, that there are books from the same universe. Needless to say, I enjoyed this book a lot.
Rychlopalba is a crime story written by my favorite Czech author Štěpán Kopřiva. Its quick, witty and as a bonus, its story is set in my neighborhood.
I was bored and annoyed and procrastinating hard the day I've picked this book. And then I wasn't. I've picked the book at six pm, and I couldn't put it down until 4 am.
Other than that, I've also published following blogs:
Someone posted that last article on hackernews and it generated good traffic (20k unique visitors / day).
I've created a node (What do I mean by node?) where I collect information about headhunters. Who are they, their contact info, where they work and what was my feeling about them.
The idea is that when I'll be looking for a new job, I'll have less work.
My frend Eric took me to the shooting-range:
Last time was almost quarter of a year back (fucking coronavirus), so I was quite happy to be there.
Stuff I didn't like; MS Teams
I mean, this is so confused software, that I don't know what were they thinking. Company where I work slowly forces us to use this crap instead of Slack and its pain. At least it has a desktop app, that works on Linux, but it is an electron bundle, which is slow af.
https://github.com/dbanay/Smalltalk is an implementation of a Smalltalk 80 virtual machine. I've tried it and was delighted with it.
I really loved the Smalltalk 80 Blue book and this is great tool to understand it better.
https://alternativebit.fr/posts/ultimate-writer/ is something I would like to build for myself. I have some notes for this project in the node "emacs machine":
It should be a low-tech eink notebook with mechanical keyboard, which boots Raspberry Pi into the Emacs (see Emacs As Operating System), or maybe into PharoNOS. I am not good in Emacs, but I suspect that using this distraction-free machine would help me to become so.
This was crazy, and good: