Most times simple HTML and CSS delivers fast, secure and robust sites, yet most modern sites are full of the bloat of frameworks, themes and libraries.
Here are some things I learnt this past week: Programming: The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures” Ben Shneiderman (1999) Information visualisation should have a purpose. Always start with a question, and in making your visualizations, aim to answer it. Form follows function, and always aspire to illuminate, teach and learn. From this insightful… Continue reading Some Things I Learnt This Past Week
“This tale grew in the telling.” J. R. R. Tolkien, foreword to Lord of The Rings I recently went back to my Kindle Tool, (Part 1, Part 2) to try and add more features. I wanted to have to automatically create txt files so I could easily review the highlights. Firstly I needed to make… Continue reading The Kindle Highlights Tool, Part 3
Turns out writing a shell script is not that difficult if one is familiar with other programming languages. With the help of this brilliant Shell Scripting Tutorial I managed to write a simple script. First I created the file, called screen_res.sh: This creates the file and opens it using the Nano editor. I then wrote… Continue reading Fixing Monitor Resolution Part 2: Automating a Shell Script
When I switched to Linux the resolution of my second monitor dropped for some reason I couldn’t figure out (I suspect the $2 VGA cable I bought in downtown Harare has something to do with it). After some Googling I found a way to fix it that involves a few commands: First run: This shows… Continue reading Fixing Monitor Resolution on Ubuntu
I recently decided to dive into the world of Linux. I had done some research and I figured that using Linux would be a good thing for me in the long term. After all, knowledge compounds. Using the terminal for basic tasks like navigating through files was awkward at first, but I’ve since gotten used… Continue reading My Linux Journey
Despite a few challenges and some questionable code, my tool for extracting clippings is almost functional.
The Algebra of Happiness is full of useful advice on making one’s way in the world. I wish I had read it earlier. (8/10)
This is the first post in a series where I attempt to build an application for exporting Kindle clippings.a
Summary: Discipline Equals Freedom is a field manual for doing hard things. Jocko would know one or two things about that of course, he was a navy seal for 20 years and wakes at dawn every single day. The goal is to be so disciplined that motivation does not matter. I listened to the audiobook… Continue reading Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink