Flip! When did Alpine.js become 43KB? Eeek!
🤔 I'm not a big end-of-year/start-of-year post guy. But 2023 did become rather chaotic, and I want to start 2024 with some energy and discipline. So… how?
“Stop writing a bulleted list in the #WordPress block editor" is the new “Exit Vim”
Really want to code and write today, but I'm in bed with lurgy. Must rest. 🤒
If you're a #WordPress dev contemplating taking on a tricky challenge for 2024 that will level-up your skills… maybe…
Don't forget that there's a daily WordlePress challenge at https://wordlepress.com/
A hard one today…
Argh! I gave up on today's #WordlePress after 14 guesses. 😭😭😭
🟩⬜️⬜️⬜️ x 12
I know this is probably an ancient JAMStack thing, but is there a really simple, cheap, cloud-based database/key-value store with a simple get/put API and simple auth?
Happy to self-host (this may be preferable, in fact).
Book nerds… do you think First Edition Discworld books are worth anything?
Edit: ebay says yes, but really not very much (£5-8 each – less than original cost!)
Anyone want them?
Docs are incredible. Data structures are documented. There’s pseudo code for key algorithms. And over 40 pages of documented manual tests!!
I never did anything like this in my working life.
Well done 17/18 year old me!! 🙌🙌
Seems I somehow captured screen output in the docs… nice!
There’s also a lot of low-level display code. Pretty sure I implemented a custom Terminal-based UI from scratch. 😅
Working at a very low level though. There are references to hand-crafted, doubly-linked lists! Needs a better standard library/primitives. Perhaps these existed but we were encouraged to work from first principles?
Pascal seems really well structured. I’m seeing interfaces, good typing. “PROCEDURE”s presumably have side effects where “FUNCTION”s do not. Nice!
Who wants to tear through the Pascal code for my A-Level computing project then? 😂
Looking through some old files and having a turn out.
In 1999 I delivered a technical writing course. Using OHP acetates!
I was a year out of university and in my graduate position.
Seems like I ALWAYS cared about this stuff.
Follow up on my community/social stuff for today…
I went and signed in to a bunch of Slack workspaces I had signed out of and found one is fairly active and has some good people and good discussions going on.
I'm finding out more about the setup (can I invite people? can I create new channels?). But this may be where I land. Let's see.
While I credit @cstross for the link, I believe this is worth more than the original “WHAT” that he quoted it with.
It worth saying:
“WHAT ON EARTH?!!!!"
(Also, this is very programmer-nerdy and involves a program with 4.2bn if statements and a 40GB even/odd number function)
I think this falls into the category: “You Had One Job”
I mean… this would explain a lot! 😂
This is a really very excellent gift. The attention to detail in the design is spot on.
I think 2024 is the year I finally realise I’m a nerd. And that’s fine. It’s my best way of being. I like words and numbers and code and games. They are my things. And they are good things.
I will embrace it. And enjoy it.
In my own ways.