Adding a Book Cover Shortcode for Hugo

Background There has been some chatter on the micro.blog timeline about adding some better tools for book covers when sharing book suggestions, etc. @michaelfransen started off asking about a gallery of images similar to the way the Photos page works. As the conversation went on @jsonbecker brought up the idea of ISBN to cover image inside of a Hugo data page. There are a few services that have APIs that should get the image, Goodreads (Amazon) and Google Books are the biggest. …

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Webmentions are Great (Mostly)

Oh No Why are there two author icons?! We'll get back to that in a moment. Webmetion Bliss After setting up and documenting how I deployed webmentions on micro.blog it got picked up by a few people on the site! That was really nice - especially since it worked for the most part. I attempted to make it as clear as possible so others could follow in my footsteps and I succeeded - a few people got set up and were running with mentions. …

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Adding Webmentions To micro.blog

Last update 12/21/19 removed reply count buttons HTML and JS adding a note about switching to native micro.blog webmentions in the future Past updates added <ul> for shares back in Background As part of getting back into using micro.blog I've been working to customize my hosted site. One of the things I wanted to do was add webmentions rather then comments like Disqus. Webmentions are coming to MB at some point and most themes already contain references to them: …

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Adding an Image Lightbox To micro.blog

Background A day or so ago someone posted in one of the micro.blog slack channels asking how to add a lightbox. I had been meaning to update my setup here on the blog and add a lightbox since my current images weren't linked. Mostly though, I wanted to get rid of jQuery. So with that in mind we're going to go through the first steps of adding a lightbox. We'll first add it so images in individual post are linked. …

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Attempting to Learn Go - Issuer 04 - Addendum

Whoops Our last Issuer post left out one small bit of code. Let's fix that and wrap this up. Also, let's cover how to test the webhook before moving to Google Cloud Functions. Missed if As I published Issuer to Google Cloud Functions I meant to update the code. The idea is to only create new issues when the originating payload action was opened. The final revision of the post left that out though so here we go. …

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