Clearing some cobwebs
It has been a while since I paid any attention at all to this site. My goal for this weekend is to finally remove the under construction banner and have a decent page up. This whole thing of designing in the browser is not working for me. I think I will try moving into a design tool to try some layouts before I get into code. I am also seriously considering moving to next.js from eleventy. Eleventy is great but I want a more familiar environment for data fetching etc. I am okay as long as I get to keep the posts in markdown so that I don't lose any of the content. Astro looks very interesting but it is too new and I am sure they will introduce breaking changes. So here we go. Consider this a 24 hours challenge if you will. Let us see how far I can get.
On switching to Raycast
I am a big fan of the command palette UI pattern. So much so that I am sure
cmd+k in Slack,
cmd+p in Sublime text, and
cmd+space for Alfred are my three most used keyboard shortcuts on a daily basis. You can read more about this pattern in this nice blog post that describes it along with examples - Command Palette Interfaces
This year was supposed to be the year things got better. I don't want to sound all gloomy but I figured I should record my thoughts as I sit in the middle of the pandemic.
2021 will be better
No matter how the last year treated you, this year will be better. Happy New Year!
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Watched The Personal History of David Copperfield today and quite liked it. I haven't read the original book by Charles Dickens. But I went and read the story online after watching the film. I could get a sense of how good an adaptation the film was. It passes my test for a good movie - it should linger with me after watching it. This can happen only if a film is true to itself.