Mandaris Moore

I'm continuing to use as my blogging platform of choice. It's been very solid and I haven't had a night were I accidentally delete my working environment and have to put it together from scratch.

Although, I do miss messing around with different settings, the feeling that my words are actually being seen by other people makes up for it and the knowledge that if I want to export everything I can.

I'm still working on the flow of idea to final draft of longer works, but I think that's more because of how I haven't nailed what I want to create versus anything else.

I'm removing all the micro posts that I place on this blog. For the foreseeable future, I'm going to be placing all my short thoughts on the service and then have this site show them on a side bar.

The transition should take about a week depending on how much free time that I'm going to allot to personal projects like this.

I've decided that I wanted to focus on my Swift development this year. I've got a new domain and server ready to roll.

All in all, I've done everything related in this pursuit except for actually programming in it.

Not to mention, I'm still working on my projects in python.

I wanted to spend sometime looking at some resources that I came across that I'm going to use to make my site work better with the format.

Implementing microblogging in pelican


This one was pretty interesting in that it was the first link in my search and let me know that it was indeed possible. Unfortunately, the site has moved from pelican to hugo and I couldn't find the theme in the users github repository (unless he's renamed it).

Microblogging with pelican

Link This link seems a little more promising as the writer is still actively using pelican to generate her site. Not only that but she has a couple example iOS workflows that give me ideas on how to quickly generate posts for the site.

Currently, I don't have any bandwidth to do any of these options in the next couple of days, but I hope that by writing about them here someone else can use them to make their site better.

So, I backed the kickstarter founded by Manto Reese. It seems like a really cool project to get involved in. I like the idea of owning my own content when I post on the internet. With all kinds of weird stuff happening on Twitter, I don't know what will happen with the service and whether I want to support something like that.