Infinite Ink’s To-⁠Do, Doing, and Done Lists⁠👷‍♀️
Updated 2021-September-7

Page contents


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

Meta To-Do

Writing In Progress & Experiments

  •   AsciiDoc Fragments and Tips
  •   AsciiDoc Include Directives, Hugo, and the Current Working Directory
  •   Converting HTML and Markdown to AsciiDoc
  •   CSS Fragments and Tips
  •   Duplicating a File in IntelliJ IDEA
  •   Get the Resources of a Hugo Bundle
  •   Git Commit and Reaction Emoji
  •   How I Hide a Hugo Tag From the Public 🏷
  •   Infinite Ink In Isolation
  •   Joplin Tips
  •   List Portalized Tags via a Hugo Shortcode
  •   Markdown Experiments
  •   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
  •   Simple Hat [Experiment]
  •   Unicode Arrows
  •   Using Code Fences in Markdown
  •   Using Hugo Sections (including mainSections) to List Web Pages
  •   Very Beautiful Shirt [Experiment]
  •   Windows File History Errors⁠🐛️
  •   Windows Fragments and Tips


(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


  • update any page that needs updating (in other words Infinite Ink is a “digital garden” and many 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, 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



  • create a page called “Now” and move the “Doing” part of this page there

  • regularly write about interesting things I learn and tag them #til (for “today I learned”)

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

  • import nm’s short-form[2] content to this site (from Twitter,,, 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.

Doing and Done

More “Doing and Done” items are on the #content Portal: What’s New at Infinite Ink.


2021 September–August 😷

  • My primary IDE is now (again) Visual Studio Code. I spent way too much time trying to figure out how to get IntelliJ IDEA to never do “smart indenting” and other auto formatting.⁠😠


2021 July


2021 June–January 😷

  • Appended a woman construction worker emoji (👷‍♀️) to this article’s title.

  • Migrating my 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 and articles to AsciiDoc and publish them here at Infinite Ink.

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

  • 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 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.



2020 December–July 😷

  • 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 👍👎📝.

  • On some portals, experimenting with including something like “portal built 2021-September-8” 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Infinite Ink’s config.yaml, experimenting with the new (as of Hugo v0.74.0) markup.asciidocExt site variable, for example with the following:

      preserveTOC: true
      workingFolderCurrent: false  # default is false
       toc: macro
       hide-uri-scheme: true@  # trailing @ means ok to override
       sectlinks: true

    Note that “huri” is an abbreviation for “Hugo URI” in Infinite Ink’s AsciiDoc attributes.

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

  • In the midst of flagging any portal link that I regularly visit with , which I hope looks kind of like a "z" (for zeitgeist)

  • Created #zeitgeist Portal

  • Changed title of Hugo Tips and Fragments to Hugo Tips, Shortcodes, and Fragments

  • Experimenting with including an image on some portals, including the #gohugo, #golang, and #vim portals.

  • Experimenting with the styling of the list of links on the #tumblelog Portal. At the moment,  uses one of the many shades of grey for its color. While doing these experiments, I’ve learned about Hugo’s replaceRE function.



2020 June–January 😷

  • 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

  • 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,,, 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 and earlier

  • 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😱︎)

  • 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

For more about Infinite Ink itself, see Infinite Ink’s…



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.

Comments 👍 👎 📝

Please comment so I know I'm not speaking into the void. Also, your public comment might improve this page or help me to improve this page.