Mandaris Moore


This is just a quick little page that will have some examples of notes used in the Tufte style.

Anyway, I hope thisMargin notes can be used for more than just putting information about a particular article. works or I'm going to have to work on it some more.

Also, I've got to work on sidenotes as well.

Something else that I want to work on...

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I just wanted to take a moment to write about what I want my new website to look like. I've been hee-hawing it for years now and I'm starting working on it again. I've found some inspiration in using the Tufte style1 and I'll be documenting my changes on this very site. It gives me something to look every time I open up a new safari window.

Some of the Styles

As you'll notice the site should be some what simple because I'm learning how to add all the features in pelican using liquid tags. I was thinking about adding a plugin to pelican to turn footnotes into side notes, but I'll hold that off until I get some time to really play with the site design.

Continued Goals for the Site

I still have a desire to teach and help people. I've also found that one of those people should be myself. I want to show code examples.

print "hello, world"

I'm hoping to have some simple animations and just other stuff.

But first, I'd like to make the site functional on my own.


  1. Honestly, I came across the Tufte CSS project and then looked for more information about the guy on his webpage and wikipedia 


My personal blog hasn't been changed in over a year. I've been waiting for that perfect moment when it would be ready for the world. Unfortunately, it's been stifled because of my own drive for it to be perfect before it sees the world.

Honestly, I don't think anyone reads it and it's not going to get better unless I put some time into it.

But before I put any more effort into it, I want to take some time and write about why I should keep it in the first place.

Web Technology is cool

I like working on the web. Until this point, I never thought that I'd be considering a career where I'd be working on the web, but I've spent a lot of my life working or playing with something that is some how web related.

Play around with different tech

At the bare minimum, having a website allows you to play around with what can happen on the inter-webs and make that part of what people find when they google, bing or duck-duck-go your name.

My Part of the web

Ultimately, having your own website is about control. I control the content and what it looks like and if I choose. I can shut it down.

Vanity

Me.

All Me.

Provide a Place to Share My Opinion

I don't say much, but I know that this is the perfect platform because I choose to write here and I don't have to worry too much about saying "the wrong thing."


Today I went to a blogging workshop and I found it really interesting. At first, I was worried that it would filled with the standard novice information like how to get on the internet being taught by someone took 15 minutes to get some information off the internet and put it into a powerpoint presentation to read to use.


I recently came across as email from a goggle group that I'm part of that is centered around Hyde which is what I'm currently using to statically generate my website/blog. The email was basically asking "What's up with the docs?" and all I can do is just shake my head in agreement.

The problem is that a significant amount of these open source projects are created by people whose talent is mostly with the creation of the tools and not with the associatated docs. This leaves a lot of people in the dust because people see the end result and want to have something cool like that, but don't have the time/desire to dive into the code and learn how it works.

It's not because they are lazy, it because we are all busy people and sometimes we don't need to know every aspect of something to use it. For example, you don't have to be a mechanic to drive your car1.

Honestly, I wish I could help this guy out because I've had similar problems with this and other projects and it can be daunting to stick your head out and ask the questions. But you have to have the courage to suck in order to get any better at something.


  1. ... but a little more knowledged in this area can save you a ton of money. 


So, I'm in the process of moving in. The goal? To own everything I make. I don't expect many people to understand, but then again...


Despite all of my hard work on facebook, it's time that I also have some kind of static site as well.


I really do love blogging, even if most of it is junk!