How awesome is command line PHP!? Also: just used PHP dotenv in a project of my own (and thus outside of Laravel) for the very first time. Très cool.
To do: try and add some type of software equalizer to MPD/my Raspberry Pi.
To avoid doubles, I stopped directly posting notes to Twitter (and have the Mastodon-Twitter Crossposter handle it). Anyway, I just finished a WordPress plugin that tracks the resulting ‘orphaned’ Tweets and stores their URL in a custom field, so I can still link to them.
Although I really liked its colorful previous incarnation (https://web.archive.org/web/20181209015432/http://owltastic.com/), Meagan Fisher’s brand-new one-page site is, well, awesome. https://owltastic.com/
- Owltastic • Web design by Meagan Fisher Couldwell
‘The myth of the Indian vegetarian nation’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43581122
- The myth of the Indian vegetarian nation
‘A web browser has no business telling you whether to trust the content you’re accessing, except on technical grounds. The whole point of the web is that it’s decentralized, and anyone can become a publisher at any time.’ https://werd.io/2019/i-hate-the-daily-mail-but-newsguard-by-default-is
- I hate the Daily Mail. But NewsGuard by default is a terrible idea
‘Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention. Here’s what happened.’ https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-google-out-of-my-life-it-screwed-up-everything-1830565500
- I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything
‘Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely’ https://www.cnet.com/news/billionaire-who-sold-minecraft-to-microsoft-is-sad-and-lonely/
- Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely
Next up: having my Notes section display images.
Not too shabby!
Still waiting for WP-CLI to finish deleting thousands of users, orders and what not from a client site, so I decided to kill some time adding—somewhat buggy, still—Open Graph/Twitter cards to https://janboddez.tech/notes.
“I’m a Web Designer” https://andy-bell.design/wrote/i’m-a-web-designer/
- I’m a Web Designer - Andy Bell
‘Please Turn Off Your Ad Blocker’ https://trentwalton.com/notes/2018/02/19/please-turn-off-your-ad-blocker.html
- Please Turn Off Your Ad Blocker
Another cool thing about having built my personal site on Laravel, and Eloquent? WordPress is no more than the back end: a means to input data. I could pretty easily swap it out with a custom CMS.
‘Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome’ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/google_chrome_browser_ad_content_block_change/
- Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently