I can finally do it – the date is
I’ve moved away from the TCL thing that I originally wrote for this, and have written shmd, a pre-processor for markdown (really there’s no reason for it to be a markdown pre-processor, however that’s what I’m going to use it for and it’s designed with markdown’s syntax in mind.
I had fun writing it, but I’m still not super sure what the benefits will be, so I’ll have to start writing more blog posts to no-one to figure it out :).
If you want to look at the source for this post (with the current stylesheet I
have I’d say that it actually reads better than the HTML version), you can just
change the extension from
.md. All posts older than this were
written in the old Tcl system, and have the
.post extension (although they’re
really just markdown)
In other news, it’s 2021! I’m not sure what’s in store for me but here are a few things sitting at the top of my head
Finish shmd: if you look at the readme, I’ve really only implemented the first two feature bullet points, I wanted to start work on the third, but got kind-of stuck on how I want to implement that stuff. Anyway I’m not classifying this as finished until I do that.
Go to uni: I’m actually starting to dread this, timetable preferences are open at the time of writing (2021-01-26), and I feel very lost trying to work out what I need to do. I’m hoping that I’ll make some friends at uni at least…
Move out: I’d like to do this but moving out by myself seems difficult and I don’t have any friends who are looking to move out right now.
Work: I’d like to be able to work 3 days a week, although with uni it’s looking like I might have to work on a weekend to actually be able to do that.
Projects: these aren’t all going to be programming-related but some of the programming projects that I have been thinking about lately are also listed
Gardening: I’ve already started doing a bit and it’s pretty fun + a nice break from using the PC all the time.
Reading: I’ve set a goal for a book a month, so far I’m 0/1 months ;)
Plumbing: I’m getting interested in plan9 again, it feels like HCI stuff has really stagnated since the GUI, and the idea of treating any plain-text as a “hyperlink” is really interesting.
Games: I’d like to try and make some kind of a game, I’m not really sure what it would be about (or even what genre) but I’ve been getting really interested in different visual approaches in (indie) games lately.
Art/Animation: I’d like to make more pictures and maybe animated collages, a la Terry Gilliam. I’ve also been thinking about trying to do this with CSS, because I’m terrible at CSS.
SQL Diff: This might already exist, however in my (very brief) skim over existing solutions for version controlling SQL databases I couldn’t find one which tracked the database in plaintext CREATE scripts, and then generated diffs in plaintext ALTER scripts. I think this would be a really neat (and transparent) way of tracking schema changes without needing some custom schema language (a few that I looked at were XML-based things).
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