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Nils Schulte
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Hi all!


My name is Nils and i'm a mechanical engineer student form germany.

I just started to blog on nilsschulte.de because of Drew's postings. 
It'll probably be mostly about DIY-electronic like home automation.


Nils

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Hello,

My name is Stone and I'm working part time as a web developer to pay the
bills.  I certainly don't enjoy it though, I really prefer the most
efficient software I can find/make.  Most of my free time is spent on
various projects which may or may not be interesting/useful to other
people.

Anyways, my quest for simplicity naturally led me to Drew's blog, and
about a year later I decided to try out blogging myself.  Mostly I plan
to write about my aforementioned projects, but I might post something
else.

My blog is here: https://mochiro.moe

Thanks,
Stone

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Hello to all the new bloggers :)

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 7:40 PM Stone Tickle <lattis@mochiro.moe> wrote:
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> Hello,
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> My name is Stone and I'm working part time as a web developer to pay the
> bills.  I certainly don't enjoy it though, I really prefer the most
> efficient software I can find/make.  Most of my free time is spent on
> various projects which may or may not be interesting/useful to other
> people.

If it was your choice, what kind of project would you work on full time?

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Leo
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> My blog is here: https://mochiro.moe

Oh, I saw this when Drew posted it on fedi. Really nice design both this one and the Hello Japan blog.

Did you use Zola to build both of them? How was your experience with it?

-- Leo

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> Did you use Zola to build both of them? How was your experience with it?

Yeah I used zola for both, as well as the https://rainbloom.xyz website.
I chose zola over static site generators written in go since I already
had rust set up on my computer.  I also didn't want to use one written
in a scripting language because they would likely be pretty slow in
comparison.

Pros are it gets the job done, has a zero-dependency binary, and it
compiles the site quickly (I haven't compared it to anything else
though).

Cons are it uses its own template language "Tera", which is "very
similar to Jinja2, Liquid or Twig." Why not just use one of those then?
Also it took me like 30 minutes to compile it, but my computer is old.

> Really nice design both this one and the Hello Japan blog.

Thanks, but I'm using themes. https://www.getzola.org/themes/sam/ and
https://www.getzola.org/themes/zola-theme-hikari/. I modified them a
bit, mostly to remove JavaScript and other weird stuff.

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> If it was your choice, what kind of project would you work on full time?

Well, thats a hard question to answer.  I would be happy working on
basically anything that presents a reasonably difficult problem that can
be cleanly solved.  Usually being a web developer precludes this since
anything involving web technologies can't really be called a clean
solution.  I usually just invent problems to solve, and sometimes while
I'm solving those problems, I discover even better problems and move on
to those, et cetera.

So much stuff is just yak shaving, if I think too hard about it I start
questioning whether computers are even beneficial to society, or if we
programmers just keep inventing problems so we can have stuff to work
on.