I'm setting up a lightweight wiki for dumping notes on miscellaneous topics up to a website as a set of arbitrarily-linked pages. Here's my first pass solution, using the Eleventy/11ty static site generator. https://github.com/sackeyjason/mcwiki 11ty converts the markdown into HTML files (in folders too). It also does templating, which I've yet to get my head … Continue reading Simple static wiki [WIP]
I wrote about my impressions with this software development platform: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/cors-and-request-parsing-in-begin-com-functions-4b5cee3139d6 I expressed some confusion about certain obstacles and described some workarounds. Ryan from the project replied on Twitter and helped me towards figuring out the issues, and I'm quite satisfied with proper solutions. I amended my post with the answers. But I think it'd … Continue reading Beginning development with function and a DB on Begin
The major cause of the software crisis is that the machines have become several orders of magnitude more powerful! To put it quite bluntly: as long as there were no machines, programming was no problem at all; when we had a few weak computers, programming became a mild problem, and now we have gigantic computers, … Continue reading Software crisis
Computers, to be useful for any particular task, need software. The practice of creating that software, developing it, programming it, happens to be considered as a specialised one. That wasn’t always the case.
This essay is about how the internet has accelerated aspects of software development. The net is a means for much faster, more widespread propagation of software and software updates than previously available. Before the net, when software was mainly distributed via physical media, updates could only be delivered via similar means: magnetic discs, CD-ROMs, printed … Continue reading Software updates – part I
Here's an exciting player in the ascendant decentralised computing space: Holochain. It's a 'post-blockchain' platform for apps that communicate peer-to-peer, with secure user identities and cryptographically-validated shared data. This week, key Holo people and creative collective darVOZ are running a sprint-athon in London. This is where I met them (people in both groups) for the first … Continue reading Hacking on Holochain: first impressions