I got the itch to try out a new hosting provider. It seems to happen every so often for me. It’s so spontaneous when I get that itch. While doing that I decided to try out ZFS, finally after all these years and the PF firewall.
This morning I clicked a link to a news article about something, and as it turns out the website was a heap of shit. It was a new low for annoyances, with a sticky header that took ⅔ of the page and an autoplay video in it.
I’ve contemplating adding more links to my website. Maybe a bit of a directory even of links to things I like. It really seems things have gotten so hard with good lately. I brainstormed a bit then wrote it last night and this morning.
I’ve been working on converting some of the shortoces I use in Hugo into partials. It took some time but it will make my life easier.
I’ve wanting to modify the image short codes that I use so that they’re more automated. I finally got around to solving that now.
Growing up, I was always fascinated with how things work. There were countless times that I took things apart to try to understand, and I got my ass kicked for it.
I’ve been working on making myself a short code to deal with translating an unusual CSV file into data that’s usable to Gohugo. It was to make my personal weather station’s data available on here. The go templates just are not something that’s super intuitive to me.
I have been slowly working on tweaking the layout files and CSS for my site here. It’s been fun learning new things and learning how powerful CSS has become.
I’ve been wanting to remove the dates from my URLs for awhile now. It was easy enough to change the way Hugo generates the files but it was a bit more challenging to get Caddy server to do it. Once I figured it out I had the duh! moment though. I was forgetting a (-) because my bad eyes just weren’t seeing that it was missing but my brain was placing it there.
I was searching to see if there’s a method to disable the stupidly used and unnecessary fade in effect that so many pages seem to use these days. There’s nothing like waiting for the stupid fade ins when things can load pretty much instantly now. This is really noticeable with discourse based sites. Between that and the “infinite scroll” that they use it really makes things so much slower than they need to be.
I just visited Samsung’s website to find out something about my SSD. They’re website has been shit for as long as I can remember, even back when I had a note 5 phone. When I clicked support to find out just out of pure curiosity whether there are any firmware updates available for it after reading about a bug in a different brand. I don’t doubt there are firmware updates since SSDs basically are controlled by their own mini computer.
I have decided that I want to look into alternatives to Kwrite as an editor for my website stuff. There’s nothing wrong with Kwrite at all. It just does more than I need it to do for these purposes and I thought I’d just try something new because that’s always fun. The only prerequisite that it has to have for me to use it is handle markdown well. That shouldn’t be too hard of a task to do since the markdown is basically just text.
We’ve all come across the stupid endless scrolling where when you hit the bottom of the screen it loads more entries. One some of the social media sites it sort of makes sense since that sort of stuff is virtually endless but quit with the auto refresh shit so you lose your place in the middle of reading a post. The real annoying use of this that comes to mind are two types of sites.
Some websites are just bad. I checked out a website for a local business and would skip over them because the website is so bad.
A little over a year ago I was looking into alternatives to WordPress. Not that there was anything wrong with it, I just wanted to give something different a shot. This is more of a hobby with my ramblings for myself more than anything. I gave a couple of other platforms a try and they worked well enough but then I stumbled onto static site generators It seemed like a good idea to give it a shot since this is only a small hobby for me.
I may have posted about this before but it certainly still seams to apply to this day. Why are restaurant websites so shitty? What does a fancy animated logo add to the website and what do they gain from having a menu system that only works with java script? Then you also have to just love the stupid PDF file food menu. We do go to this place and I do like it a lot but if I hadn’t already been there the website would have turned me off
I don’t use this all that often anymore. Just too busy with other things right now. I’d used WordPress for years but had to check every so often for updates. I’d been meaning to look into static websites again for convenience and security purposes. I came across Hugo and it seemed like it would do just want I wanted. It’s still easy to create posts and such without running any scripts on the server.
What is the deal with restaurants having such terrible websites. The worst aspect is how so many of them have a poor picture of the menu instead of text.
I’ve been noticing a trend recently of websites having a pop-up over the content begging for your email address. Nothing worse than adding extra clicks.
The website for Burger King has to be one of the worst that I have come across when it comes to accessibility.