Been playing around with the github API. You can actually see a lot about a repo by calling the github API directly eg.
It displays a JSON result with a lot of information about a repo including creation date etc. Didn’t know this feature existed until now. Not that I recommend using Github, it is closed source! Use Gitlab instead…just having a look around.
Editoria 1.2 released today! https://gitlab.coko.foundation/editoria/editoria/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Some new vids Alex Theg (Coko) made showing Editoria in action. Starting with export to PDF (styling still to be improved):
and editing of your own comments/annotations:
It is a bad week for mass murderers with the first name starting with M – Mladic, Manson, and Mugabe. All gone in various ways. Something to celebrate!
I didn’t know much about the Manson family so I got a copy of Dianne Lake’s (youngest member of the Manson family) new book Member of the Family. I found it mostly interesting for its insight into the scene around San Francisco and L.A during the height of the hippy movement. It gives a good peek into how misguided and toxic a lot of that scene was.
An example of CSS for making books:
By Julien Taquet (to use with Vivliostyle).
I don’t repost stuff really. But I just can’t help myself with this one…it’s just too good…
ah…nu zelun….soooo naive…that’s my country! 🙂
New INK website for techy headed people
By Julien Taquet, Richard Smith-Unna and Charlie Ablett. Still a work in progress.
I didn’t ever think I’d see the day…. Mugabe is gone. I feel a slight connection to Zimbabwe as I did a Book Sprint there about 4 or 5 years ago with a local activist organisation. It was an amazing experience and gave me something of an insight into how beat up and broken the country is. Activists have to be very careful in Zimbabwe, they can be in serious trouble easily and are at the whim and mercy of the powers that be. We did the Book Sprint at an old game ranch so it was off the radar… we had a generator as there was no electrical infrastructure, and the wonderful cooks made everything in wood stoves by candlelight. It was a pretty amazing experience.
A few snippets come to mind from that visit… walking into the airport under a huge picture of Robert Mugabe….finding porcupine needles on a path through the bush…it felt like treasure…rare (to me) and beautiful… also tramping through an old abandoned game ranch with friends from South Africa and Zimbabwe…finding out as much about the country as I could… making a stupid joke about not being scalped by a leopard (they scalp people) only to find out that the husband of one of the crew suffered exactly that fate not 6 months earlier…
Also the animals… beautiful… and the stories of mobs with sticks that would come through a town and beat everyone… the 5 billion Zim dollar note I still have on my bookshelf. Victoria Falls. Careening down rapids on the Zambezi in a kayak, hippos straight ahead. The wait we had at the airport as Mugabe commissioned the one and only Air Zim plane to go for a little ride, leaving us bewildered while our fellow passengers just saw it as sort of expected… the horror stories we heard from people that lived there, the horror stories I read about later in many books.
I don’t hold much hope that things will dramatically improve. But I am glad Mugabe has gone. One less evil bastard. One more that didn’t get away with it. It might be a late victory, but I’ll take it.
Right now listening to Stars of the Lid and their second album And their refinement of the decline. Awesome stuff. Ambient, without being new age, experimental, spacious.
I was a big Unity fan (the old window manager for Ubuntu). And 17.04 came a long and threw it out due to community pressure it seems, and replaced it with Gnome.
At that moment, I wasn’t so happy. My memory of Gnome desktop was from when it really sucked. However, I am really pleased to become a new Gnome convert. The desktop is pretty clean and fast, and the customisation options with things like Gnome Tweak and Gnome Extensions means that I can pretty much have the desktop I want…. awesome…