Activity Log


updates

git.gearsix.net

git.gearsix.net is back online :)

I've added repositories that I've forked and made changes too and a few very minor css changes.

See the original post about how I setup the server here: setting up a git server

stagit

With the git.gearsix.net updates, I updated my stagit fork too.

First off I merged changes from upstream (was about 2 versions behind).

Next I did some work to add support for specifying fork repositories under a <details> section for originals & forks. Fork repositories are specified by a .git/fork file in the repository, this file can optionally contain a url of the original repository.

sfeed

While I was working on my codemadness forks, I re-wrote the hacky sfeed-read script I previously made for it (now sfeed_read) and updated the doc.

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Star Trek Logs

A small little idea I've had for a while.

I decided doing it could make a good example for another project of mine (suti).

So far I've only done the first season from TOS, but I might do more in the future.

Star Trek Logs

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suti

Part 1/2 of the tool I used to build this website.

I decided while trying to tidy the tool up that it was too cumbersome. The development history of it is slightly messy (the design changed a number of times), which has led to it becoming a bit of a nightmare to work with in some places..

Consequently I've broken it down into smaller projects. This one provides the core functionality of what it does: using Golang's reflection library to allow you to use any data language and execute it against and template language (provided both are supported).

suti project

It was about 2 months of on/off work, longer that it usually would have been because I was trying out test-driven development after seeing an "Uncle-Bob" talk online. His talks are very much oriented towards doing monolithic OOP projects in big american corp, nonetheless he still makes quite a few good points and from the background I can understand why he makes the points he does.

Anyway checkout suti, the second half of the static site generator is going to be framework that wraps around this.

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gearsix.net v2

I've finally launched gearsix.net (this is version 2). Here's an article talking about how this website came into being and why it took me a year+:

Road to gearsix.net (v2)

I've also added historical versions of this site for referencing in the article:

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dotfm project

Just finished the project page for dotfm!

check it out

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marta-dias.art

I've created a portfolio website for an artist with a lot of really cool artwork to share, check it out and send her some love!

marta-dias.art

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WipEout in 2020

After playing the Rollcage series from the 90s UK-based developer Psygnosis earlier this year to the point of mastering both games I was pretty excited to check out some of their other games from the same period.

So here's WipEout. It's very hard but also very awesome. 90s UK rave + racing a missile around very curvy tracks.

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Psygnosis games have a really nice habit of making me feel like this:

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i've been playing syberia lately

Been playing through Syberia lately. It's ok, don't think I would recommend it to anyone though.

Anyone I was in a funny mood while playing it one night and started recording bits that got me laughing.

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reboot...

So... I uhm, did end up using something to build the site with plain-text / markdown files.

This is why after the first post I went silent, I decided I wanted to write my own static site generator to do it. It's a long story, so I'll be writing an article the project and (hopefully) have a project page up soon enough.

Anyway, hopefully content should start flowing now since the tool is in a working state.

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git.gearsix.net

Something I did in the last few months - git.gearsix.net, it's a public read-only git server.

I decided to write an article explaining how I set the server up incase I forget in the future.

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boot...

I've just finished most of the HTML/CSS for this page as well as the articles pages.

Ideally I'll use something to convert plain-text/markdown files into HTML and generate a page from them using a templating engine (probably with a static site generator) so that I don't have to modify and copy/pasta HTML everywhere.

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