Mandaris Moore


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 micro.blog format.

Implementing microblogging in pelican

Link

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.


I just noticed that I have a post here for almost every day thus far in May. I think I'm going to leverage that and try to have a post for every day going forward. Some days won't have anything, but will make them either before or after.

I'm hoping that this will help me get ready for NaNoWriMo this year.

The logo for National Novel Writing Month.
The logo for National Novel Writing Month.

If not, at least, I'll have some kind of exercise to increase my communication skills.


Keyboard Maestro is used to publish the site when computer is idle.
Keyboard Maestro is used to publish the site when computer is idle.

Today, I’ve put some time into improving something that I’ve been thinking about doing for years. And that is having my static pelican powered website update without me over seeing it.

In a lot of ways this is me getting out of my own way and just spending time producing words instead of focusing on the technology. In other words, writing the words instead of making pages.

Hazel sorts all the blog posts into sub folders.
Hazel sorts all the blog posts into sub folders.

It’s mostly just the one hazel rule to constantly keep the posts sorted and then there is a keyboard maestro rule that waits for the computer to be idle for 30 minutes[^waiting] before making all the posts.

The only thing I want to improve is adding images and editing posts from the past. I'll leave that for another day.


  1. I have a plug-in for pelican that uses Java to render diagrams. I don’t want it to interrupt anyone using the computer while it does this.