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October 18, 2019

  • Website Updates
  • URCA, Buildah
  • Website Updates

    A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to something I've been wanting to do for a while: rebuilding this website. I previously was using a custom Common Lisp script that converted Markdown files to html posts. I found it limiting so I decided to try something different: my entire website is now written in Org mode files. I have one file for each category of posts (like notes or journal entries) and a separate heading for each post.

    Benefits:

    I'd be lying if I said there aren't some drawbacks to this approach:

    I set up a notes page that will delve into some technical details of this setup.

    In terms of organization and content on this website, I've made some minor changes:

    URCA, Buildah

    Work on my data vis project for TOPP has been progressing slowly as I battle with the tooling. I'm developing a GTK3 app using Go and the gotk3 library, and I want to cross-compile (from Arch Linux) to Windows. I finally managed to get a decent cross-compiling setup using Buildah, and learned a bit about Linux containers in the process.

    My next battle, before I release the first version of the program, is to fix a bug in the Excel library I'm using.