Infinite Ink’s To-Do and Done Lists⁠👷‍♀️
Updated 2021-April-9

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News

2020-November-2  As of today, this evolving⁠[1] article has been on the web for one year.🎂

Meta To-Do

  • decide on a To-Do tool (GitHub Issues, Todo.txt, this web page, or something else)

Writing In Progress

  •   AsciiDoc Fragments and Tips
  •   AsciiDoc Include Directives, Hugo, and the Current Working Directory
  •   Converting HTML and Markdown to AsciiDoc
  •   CSS Fragments and Tips
  •   Get the Resources of a Hugo Bundle
  •   Git Commit and Reaction Emoji
  •   Infinite Ink In Isolation
  •   Kramdoc
  •   List Portalized Tags via a Hugo Shortcode
  •   More Hugo Shortcodes
  •   OpenMoji
  •   Pandoc
  •   Path Types: Windows, Unix, Mixed, and More
  •   Reasons I Won't Join Zulip
  •   Setting Up Lynx and Win32 OpenSSL on Windows
  •   Unicode Arrows
  •   Using Code Fences in Markdown
  •   Using Hugo Sections (including mainSections) to List Web Pages
  •   Windows File History Errors⁠🐛️
  •   Windows Fragments and Tips
  •   WSL Tips and Fragments

 

(To learn how I get hugo to generate the above writing-in-progress list, see Fragment 4 on Infinite Ink’s Hugo Tips, Shortcodes, and Fragments.)

Website To-Do

Sure

  • update any page that needs updating (in other words Infinite Ink is a “digital garden” and most pages are evergreen⁠🌲 and always under construction⁠🚧)

  • finish converting #tag pages to #portal pages

  • figure out a better way to automate including my bookmarks on relevant #portal pages

  • on my #portal pages, flag bookmarks that are my favorites, maybe with ✳️, ✳︎, ⭐️, ⭐︎, 🌟️, 🌟︎, 🏁️, 🏁︎, ⚡️, or ⚡︎ (I’ve decided to use )

  • figure out how to get rid of the whitespace at bottom of every page (below the bottom navigation bar)

  • import all nm’s long- and medium-form content to this Hugo site (from Blogger, Tumblr, old ii.com, etc.)

  • improve stylesheet so, for example, Infinite Ink’s HTML5 Kitchen Sink (Featuring Bill Murray) and AsciiDoc Kitchen Sink look better

  • use web feeds and/or Twitter to announce changes to the site

  • update the site skeleton that is used in Hugo Tutorial: Themeless & Gitless Introduction to the Hugo Static Site Generator

Probably

Maybe

  • use Twitter Fleets to tweet about technical things I’m playing around with, but that I do not want in my permanent Twitter history

  • import nm’s short-form[2] content to this site (from Twitter, del.icio.us, pinboard.in, discussion groups[3] etc.)

  • improve the top-of-page and bottom-of-page icons, which are currently either ⇧ and ⇩ or ⍐ and ⍗ or ⍓ and ⍌ (because I’m in the midst of changing them). I wonder if there is a standard???

  • improve the admonition boxes and icons, which currently look like this:

This is important.
This is a note.
💡
This is a tip.
This is a warning.

Done

2021-April
  • Started including a See also section in some articles, including this article.

2021-March
  • Appended a woman construction worker emoji (👷‍♀️) to the end of this article’s title.

  • Migrating my tumblelog.sh bash script from WSL to Git Bash (which is part of Git for Windows).

  • In the More Infinite Ink Pages section near the bottom of some pages, bolding the portals that are especially relevant to the current page.

  • Continuing to convert my Deflexion.com and nancym.tumblr.com articles to AsciiDoc and publish them here at Infinite Ink.

2021-February
  • Experimenting with the following three emoji in the top and bottom navigation bars and wondering if anyone understands their meaning?!  🚪 🚧 🤓

  • Added an Elsewhere “sideblog” (aka “link blog”) to the bottom of some pages, including this page.

  • Changed the format of the published and updated fragments near the bottom of most pages so it now includes information about where it was originally published and if it is a fork from someone else.

  • Using the Pandoc Universal Document Converter to convert the source of some of my Deflexion.com articles from HTML to AsciiDoc.

  • Using Kramdoc or Pandoc to convert the source of some of my Tumblr articles from PHP Markdown Extra to AsciiDoc.

2021-January
2020-December
  • On some portals, for example the #git-bash Portal, added quoted search strings so that the search engines will (maybe) search for a phrase.

  • On some pages with comments, changed section title from Please edit this page 👍👎📝 to Comments 👍👎📝.

2020-November
  • On some portals, experimenting with including something like “portal built 2021-April-10” in the footer. Since the build date is not necessarily the last-update date, I’m not sure how useful this date is.

  • On the #zeitgeist Portal, pinned some links to the top of the Links section. I use Hugo’s weight page variable to do this.

  • After a long break, I’m tweeting at twitter.com/alefsym again. This is where I tweet about nerdy things, including news about at Infinite Ink.

  • On some portals, experimenting with section headings that say how many links are in that section.

  • On some pages, including this page, experimenting with a Meta & Navigator heading in the footer.

2020-October
  • On some pages, changed the section titled Related pages to Related pages and portals and updated the relevant shortcode.

  • On most pages, including the home page, added links to a bunch of portals in the footer. I think of this as Infinite Ink’s “portal cloud,” which is analogous to a tag cloud.

  • On pages with comments, changed section title from “Edit this page 📝” to “Please edit this page 👍👎📝” and removed the blurb about needing a GitHub account.

  • On some portals, for example the #asciidoc Portal, experimenting with sidecar.gitter.im.

  • Converting all portals to the new portal layout, which includes a TOC, sometimes a decorative image, sometimes embedded Twitter timelines, and a portal cloud in the footer.

2020-September
  • Experimenting with links to all other portals in the footer of some portals.

  • Updated my tumblelog.cmd batch script so it now invokes wsl.exe rather than bash.exe -c. This is better for a couple reasons.

  • Started using Symbola font for some elements of this website, for example the door character (🚪) in the navigators and the pins (📍) on the list of portals.

  • On pages with comments, changed section title from “Edit this page👍👎📝” to “Edit this page 📝

  • Experimenting with embedding a Twitter timeline on some portals, for example on the #webdev Portal.

2020-August
2020-July
2020-June
2020-May
  • Changed title of qutebrowser Tips to Getting Started with qutebrowser (because I created a new page titled qutebrowser Fragments and Tips)

  • Changed title of 12 Hugo Fragments to Hugo Fragments and Tips

  • Created Hugo shortcode called related-pages and added a Related pages section to some pages

2020-April
2020-March
2020-January
  • Change title of “TGIH: Themeless & Gitless Introduction to Hugo” to “Hugo Tutorial: Themeless & Gitless Introduction to Hugo” so maybe it will show up in search engine results when someone searches for "hugo tutorial" with bing.com, duckduckgo.com, google.com, etc.🙏

  • Create #meta Portal and pin (📍) a link to it near the top of the list of Portals

  • Change top right navigation bar so it now says Portals  About  ⍌ (where ⍌ is a link to “scroll to bottom of page” but I wonder if anyone understands that???)

  • Change layout of article metadata (permalink, dates, copyright, portals) in article footers, but I don’t know if I like this new design🤔

2019-November
  • on pages with comments, change section title from "Discussion and feedback" to "Discussion and reactions"

  • new favicon/logo Infinite Ink logo Infinite Ink logo Infinite Ink logo

  • Change most #tag pages so they are now #portal pages

  • In #portal pages, make the bottom navigation bar be previous portal | home | next portal

  • Change top navigation bar so it now says: Portals  Meta (instead of about  connect  tags)

  • Change bottom navigation bar (previous|home|next) so it flows and aligns better on small screens. (After a lot of FAILed CSS3, flexbox, and float experiments, I am using an HTML5 table to do this😱︎)

2019-October
2019-May
  • publish Asciidoctor- and Hugo-based site🎉

2016 – 2019
~2013 – 2019[4]
  • experiment with static site generators, including Antora, Blogdown (which is based on Hugo), GitBook, Hugo, Jekyll, Lektor, Liquid Luck, Pelican

  • experiment with wiki software, including Gollum (which is git-based wiki software)

  • learn different flavors of Markdown, including PHP Markdown Extra, which Tumblr supports, and GitHub-flavored Markdown

 

See also

Endnotes


1. Many Infinite Ink articles, including this one, are evergreen and regularly updated.
2. Short-form content is also known as micro content.
3. Discussion groups include Usenet, mailing lists, forums, discourse sites, comments on other websites, etc.
4. I pretty much decided on Hugo in ~2017 but periodically got so frustrated that I kept trying alternatives.

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