Mandaris Moore


Tomorrow, I want to focus on getting my cell phone writing work flow to be a little smoother. Currently, I use a template that I created in editorial to get the header for pelican and then I start writing until I feel that I've gotten the idea finished.

I also had to take my car to the shop where I found out that I'm looking at a big repair bill. The wife and I are going to try and fix it ourselves. But it's going to be hard because I don't know how complicated it's going to be and where I'm going to get the parts.


My wife came to her first dungeons and dragons game. She seemed to get along with the other players and even cracked a couple jokes. I always thought that she didn’t think this kind of stuff was interesting.

So, I’m was surprised when she said yes when they invited her to the next game.

Who knows this could mean a new avenue for our relationship as we try different things. Maybe she’s doing it to fill the void as we slowly drift apart from each other.

It doesn’t hurt to try something new.


It was a busy day today! Every one in the family had an activity to go to. Ultimately, I ended up staying at home for part of it. It felt good to just stay at home and do a little cleaning.

I did spend sometime working on a script to move these small posts that I’m making into my normal storage for my writing. I’m actually pretty proud of it setting my mind to doing something and following through.

What’s my next step?

Getting a work flow for images. t felt good to just stay at home and do a little cleaning.

I did spend sometime working on a script to move these small posts that I’m making into my normal storage for my writing. I’m actually pretty proud of it setting my mind to doing something and following through.

What’s my next step?

Getting a work flow for images.


I want to master my emotions. In a lot ways, I just want to master who I am as a person.

This week hasn’t been the best week of my life but I’ve made it all the way here.

Sitting on the toilet. Wondering if I should make banana bread tonight or wait until tomorrow.

Life is fun that way for some people.

Anyway, I’ve been think about how to make the most of my writing time and how I can do it at a more regular time instead of sneaking away to the bathroom.

I’ll come up with something this weekend.


Today. I had a lot of good news. The work that I’ve been doing at work has finally started to bear fruit and have moved forward on.

Still, there was a number of mistakes on my side -simple errors that could have been avoided if I had taken the time to be careful instead of trying to do everything at once.

Other than that, there was a meeting that I missed regarding how the team is supposed to keep track of all the work that comes into our group. We’ve got a lot of people who lose track of why we’re tracking these things.


After a couple of months of not doing anything with it, I went back and got MultiMarkdown Composer beta to work on my system again.

MultiMarkdown Composer has a simple interface that allows you to type in markdown


So this post is more of a follow up to explain my logic for what I'm doing. Sometimes, it's just good to write out your thoughts.

{% maincolumn "../../images/Create_something_everyday.png" "I find myself putting more and more of my thoughts into mindmaps. I will have to come up with a way to put them into better drafts." %}

Why?

What would making something every day do for me? That was the question that I asked myself. I've been missing something for months if not years and it was the satisfaction that I was creating something meaningful outside of being a parent. I was feeling helpless and I was slowly seeing things not getting done.

I was losing control.

I feel that this will allow me a jump start into taking some control.

As opposed to learning to control my body via exercise and meditation1.

What Counts

The last two are things that I've never made before and I'd like to make it part of my challenge to get something in front of other people. Honestly, I don't know how many people read my blog anyway.

  • Blog Entries
  • Tutorials
  • Code
  • Examples
  • Animations
  • Vlog

What doesn’t count

These are things that I was doing anyway and I don't want to make it part of the challenge.

  • Journal Entries
  • Tweets

  1. I'm also doing those things as well, but I'm not going to focus on those changes. 


Creation Challenge: Enable linked-list post

The first thing that I'd like to work on is getting the article header that I'm using to be more capable of handing meta data for individual entries. Currently, it points to the specific url for the article but I'd like it to take my current header.

title: Where to put the maybe-someday  
date: 2016-09-05 22:10:08  
category: personal  
tags: tech, notes, evernote  
status: published    

and add the link attribute

title: Where to put the maybe-someday  
date: 2016-09-05 22:10:08  
category: personal  
tags: tech, notes, evernote  
status: published    
link: some_other_place.com

I started off with the following jinja heading.

<h1>
<a rel="bookmark"
   href="{{ article.url }}"
   title="{{ article.title|striptags }} «{{ SITENAME }}»">
   {{ article.title}}
</a>
</h1>

To be honest, I don't do development on the blog that often so I used my own code to look up how to do an if statement in jinja and wrote a little test line to see if it worked.

{{ article.title}} {% if article.link %} {{ article.link}} {% endif %}

After editing the page a number of times and doing more research that I should have into which kind of rel tag I should use for book marks versus external links, I finished up with this.

{% if article.link %}
<a rel="external"
   title="{{ article.title|striptags }} «{{ SITENAME }}»"
   href="{{ article.link }}">
   {{ article.title}}
</a>
{% else %}
<a rel="bookmark"
   title="{{ article.title|striptags }} «{{ SITENAME }}»"
   href="{{ article.url }}">
   {{ article.title}}
</a>
{% endif %}


Ok, it is time to get back into writing on my blog. I think I'm going to track my progress with learning swift 3 and my other tutorials that I come across.


Initial Creation of Hazel rule I write all of my blog post in markdown and store them in a folder in dropbox. From there, I use pelican to turn the files into a webpage. The steps would be...

  1. Open Byword or MultiMarkdown Composer
  2. Write the post
  3. Remember the textexpander snippet that I created for post headers because I don't post as often as I used to
  4. Save the file
  5. Copy the file to location where I have pelican looking1
  6. Generate the site
  7. Publish the site by copying the generated file to the proper git repository
  8. Push the repository
  9. Check that all the links work

Anyway, I decided that I've already bought tons of productivity tools and should use them for what they are for. I had a couple workflows in the past but not saving them while I switch between betas causes the system to falter.

It's not the complicated rule set, but it certainly a start and makes me happy that I'm actual using the things that I've bought.

Completed rule set for moving my posts to get processed


  1. This is my fault for not setting up pelican to auto publish. I just want to make sure that everything works locally before I send it out to my millions of fans.