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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Working On A New Flow

New Flow I've realized over the last couple of weeks that I have way more projects that I want to work on then time in the day. I just don't have as much free time as I used to and can't seem to burn the midnight oil anymore. I've tried a few methods to try and keep my projects well defined and under a manageable scope. Each has had its drawbacks and never quite worked. …

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