Over the last month I’ve invested quite a number of hours into improving this blog.
- New theme based on
- Designed with mobile usage in mind.
- More consistent image formatting.
- Better Open Graph meta tag support.
I migrated all my books from Goodreads to a new dedicated page. Added a few neat features:
- Overall reading statistics using
Charts.css, also used for statistics on recommendation pages.
- Filter by genre.
- Filter by 4 or 5 stars.
- Links to recommendation posts where available.
- Support abandoning of books.
- Cover images from Open Library.
I migrated from Jekyll to a homebrew static site generator. Read more about the technical details and justification in the
- Custom tags that can be used in markdown source files.
x-youtubeto embed mobile responsive youtube videos.
x-spoilerto mark spoilers in book reviews.
x-reading-graphsto embed reading statistics for a year.
A custom build script that supports fast incremental builds based on digests of dependencies. It also reports on time taken in a comprehensible way. Here is what a clean build looks like:
Book Fragments: 655 in 641ms (1ms avg) Book Metadata: 655 in 201ms (0ms avg) Book Pages: 655 in 370ms (1ms avg) Directories: 9 in 0ms (0ms avg) Index: 3 in 76ms (25ms avg) Index (Book): 3 in 369ms (123ms avg) Post Fragments: 53 in 271ms (5ms avg) Post Metadata: 53 in 26ms (0ms avg) Post Pages: 53 in 72ms (1ms avg) Sources: 718 in 14ms (0ms avg) Static Files: 5 in 3ms (1ms avg) Synthetics: 1 in 212ms (212ms avg) Prebuild: 122ms Walking Tree: 255ms Tasks: 2256ms Overhead: 49ms Total: 2683ms
Where as a no change incremental build looks like:
Directories: 9 in 0ms (0ms avg) Sources: 718 in 12ms (0ms avg) Synthetics: 1 in 48ms (48ms avg) Prebuild: 115ms Walking Tree: 266ms Tasks: 61ms Overhead: 55ms Total: 497ms
- Ability to add arbitrary credits to a post, in addition to the header image credits.
- Test coverage that can run against both local and production instances.