Meijer, via foursquare
“When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around” - The Police
from Zenyatta Mondatta
Individual posts are edited in Markdown format, using the MacDown editor on a Macintosh. They are translated to HTML via a shell script that does some reformatting and vets the output using Tidy. Images are edited, when necessary, using Acorn and NetPBM. Autodesk Graphic is used for vector graphics.
Most of the not-quite dynamic sidebar content is produced by really small Python scripts running from cron, generating tiny HTML fragments that are transcluded into the pages at rendertime. This allows the flexibility of dynamic page generation with the benefits of static performance. More discussion of this technique here.
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Some of my posts have tags, and I actually started applying them a long time ago (long before the Great Hiatus, even.) Way back when, I think they pointed to Technorati, which ought to give you an idea of how long I’ve been doing it. Then they pointed to Delicious. Considering both of those sites are basically undead, I figure I ought to point them somewhere else. Linking them to Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ searches doesn’t feel quite right either, though. All of those sites “silo” their searches. The world seems to have settled on hashtagging, so I’m formatting the tags that way, now.
Are there any general purpose search engines (or heck, even somewhat user-friendly SemWeb engines) that make use of hashtags in a less, well, selfish fashion?
Now I lay me down to sleep
I hear the sirens in the street
All my dreams are made of chrome
I have no way to get back home
- Tom Waits