Simple static wiki [WIP]

I'm setting up a lightweight wiki for dumping notes on miscellaneous topics up to a website as a set of arbitrarily-linked pages. Here's my first pass solution, using the Eleventy/11ty static site generator. https://github.com/sackeyjason/mcwiki 11ty converts the markdown into HTML files (in folders too). It also does templating, which I've yet to get my head … Continue reading Simple static wiki [WIP]

Beginning development with function and a DB on Begin

I wrote about my impressions with this software development platform: https://medium.com/@jason.sackey/cors-and-request-parsing-in-begin-com-functions-4b5cee3139d6 I expressed some confusion about certain obstacles and described some workarounds. Ryan from the project replied on Twitter and helped me towards figuring out the issues, and I'm quite satisfied with proper solutions. I amended my post with the answers. But I think it'd … Continue reading Beginning development with function and a DB on Begin

Software updates – part I

This essay is about how the internet has accelerated aspects of software development. The net is a means for much faster, more widespread propagation of software and software updates than previously available. Before the net, when software was mainly distributed via physical media, updates could only be delivered via similar means: magnetic discs, CD-ROMs, printed … Continue reading Software updates – part I

Hacking on Holochain: first impressions

Here's an exciting player in the ascendant decentralised computing space: Holochain. It's a 'post-blockchain' platform for apps that communicate peer-to-peer, with secure user identities and cryptographically-validated shared data. This week, key Holo people and creative collective darVOZ are running a sprint-athon in London. This is where I met them (people in both groups) for the first … Continue reading Hacking on Holochain: first impressions