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Trying WordPress again

GOTO Hell

Here’s a spoopy little story I wrote. The gist of it comes from a dream. There’s blood, murder, an unhealthy relationship, and a bit of existential angst.

Generating a Firefox static theme from a web page

Folks would like to export their themes from Firefox Color as standalone theme add-ons. These can be submitted to AMO and allow for further advanced tinkering not supported by the theme editor in Color. Up until today, I was thinking that we’d need to do this with server-side code like an AWS Lambda function. But, with more due diligence, I realized all the pieces exist to make this happen completely in the browser.

Insultron2000 is here to serve!

It was a rainy, chilly day this past Sunday. I had been meaning to work on Picodon. But I was feeling low enthusiasm for that project. So, I spun my Wheel of Side Projects. It landed on “ActivityPub insult bot”–a similar theme but it felt like something I could actually get working in a day. So, Insultron2000 was born!

Embracing stasis to get unstuck

By letting things I’ve made go static, I can shed encumbrances to try new things. And I want to try new things to see if I can remove limiters on my writing.

When Yak Shaving is The Point

I’ve been working on some side projects lately. I feel good about that. But, I usually don’t finish them. I feel bad about that. I always feel bad about that. But, maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on myself.