Wed, 29 Oct 2014

Showing one post per page

ooh, looks like I haven't been very busy at my newest blog, devlog.surfacemarkup.net. But here's a nice tweak to the theme over there: showing one post per page and browsing posts one at a time.

In ode_config, we set setting number 12 to show one post per page.

The previous and next post links now say next 1, previous 1.

We use an Ode theme to power the archive (a theme being simply a set of html templates plus css), which is linked to in each post's footer. This theme shows all posts (ten at a time, as hard-coded in the URL), showing only the date and the title.

The result: less of a 'blog' feel, more of an 'independent articles' feel as you always have one post per page. This is in line with the simple, calm intention of the theme. But easy access to a list of all posts in the archive.

Two things missing:

  1. remove the '1' from the next/previous string. I think I've done this before, but can't remember how at the moment.
  2. on a post page (if you click on a title from the archive page), you should really still have the next/previous links.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014

I don't necessarily have anything important to say. I just want to practice saying things.

Getting anything written and published (I'm talking blog context here) is actually pretty hard. So is building complex systems out of software. The ability to learn and maintain complex activities depends on your whole schedule. How you feel, what you have time to think about, WHEN during the day you have what time available.

I have so many things I want to learn, change, and work on. But they say you can only change one thing at a time. Well I'm hacking that -- I'm going to change only the practice of DOING SOMETHING every day towards one of my goals.

There are enough things I'm aware of about my environment and habits that aren't in line with what I want to be moving towards. I have ample supply of projects to choose from each day. And I know (from experience) that the hardest thing is choosing what from that long list to do when you abruptly find yourself with some free time. But I have to start somewhere, and so the start for me is a public commitment. That's one of the most important things, they say, to do when you want to change something.

Refining and making more concrete what exactly I'm committing to count as things to do.

Warning: All change is hard. If you follow this project, you might be exposed to discomfort, including but not limited to:

  • verboseness
  • complaining
  • pointless comments
  • bad humour
  • mushy, embarassing soul-searching
  • recalcitrance, reluctance expressed in tone of writing
  • bad writing
  • relapses (gasp).

I hope you'll stay, though, I need you! Do you want to change anything? Maybe we can help each other stay on track.

Ok. This is just a test.

Wed, 05 Sep 2012

Thesis text online

I just took a look in Igitur, Utrecht University's thesis archive, and saw that my thesis has been published. So, as promised, here's the link.

http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/student-theses/2012-0829-200532/UUindex.html