Want Not, Waste Not

The take away: better, less wasteful (and arguably less exciting) consumption is the way forward to reducing the severity of climate change. Dream of better insulation, not carbon capture.

Cloudflare Pages is now Generally Available

I like the way Cloudflare's serverless platform has come together, in contrast to say those offered by Amazon. Hard not to look at this release, think about the capabilities of Workers, KV storage and Durable Objects and not feel as a front end developer that this is the promise of the JAMStack fulfilled. I will admit it is slightly mind bending because it's based on the Service Worker API through "V8 Isolates" (WASM?) rather than containerized V8 instances.

April 14, 2021

Switching to Neovim's LSP

It is embarrassing how long it took to get the basics configured for Neovim's built in LSP (available only in 0.5 nightlies at the time of writing). Having two config file languages still feels pretty funky and I think was the source of a lot of my mistakes. I am happy it seems to be working after a few failed attempts. Perhaps, I will write more about it when I get all settled in.

Fontshare

High quality fonts from professional foundries, for free. Great to see access to variable fonts included among their selection. Beautiful stuff.

A Win for the Elementary OS Community

Sean C. Davis of XFCE and Xubuntu fame, talking about his next steps focusing on the Elementary OS project. I share a similar passion for Elementary, but It is a bit of shock to see someone of relative renown in this community shift focus to another project.

I Finally Understand Eleventy's Data Cascade

Necessary reading. I'm looking at my frontmatter for this link, which has survived 4 "flat file" site generators (before static site generators was a term of art, every system that used files instead of a database fell under the umbrella of "flat file") and seeing many properties that could instantly be tidied up.

I Finally Understand Eleventy's Data Cascade

Necessary reading. I'm looking at my frontmatter for this link, which has survived 4 "flat file" site generators (before static site generators was a term of art, every system that used files instead of a database fell under the umbrella of "flat file") and seeing many properties that could instantly be tidied up.

Safari for Mac to Support WebM Video

Not sure why the WebKit team wasn't sold on Google's VP9 based photo and video codecs, whether it was to see if the claims that they really were unencumbered by patent claims, marketing reasons, or something else entirely. Either way, the three main web rendering engines have reached consensus, webp and webm are codecs you should consider for your image asset pipeline... just as successor AV1 based formats have begun to rear their heads 🤣

Scott Galloway on Time

The article is a-okay, but for whatever reason, this paragraph caused something inside me to stir:

“Time is the fire in which we burn,” says the poet. It is our most inflexible and valuable commodity, the one thing with which you should not be generous. Squander money, you may earn it back. Squander time, it is gone forever.

What is this Place?

This is the weblog of the strangely disembodied TRST. Here it attempts to write somewhat intelligibly on, well, anything really. Overall, it may be less than enticing.