Web Excursions for November 27, 2019

Web Excursions are select bookmarks from my travels around the interwebs, because I'm always thinking about you while discovering other people's cool stuff. You mean that much to me. You can see all of my (public) bookmarks on Pinboard, and visit the bookmarks archive for curated lists across the last few years.

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Indieweb Webmentions on Middleman or Jekyll
I was having a Twitter conversation with @evantravers about his own experiments with Fish, and later noticed that our conversation had shown up as comments on his blog post. Which was awesome, and I wanted to know how it happened. He was kind enough to share his experiments with IndieWeb, Bridgy, and all the technologies that stick it all together for his static site.
Notenik
An intriguing, open-source notes app. It uses Markdown with mmd-metadata-style “fields”, and has a whole template and scripting language for filtering and output. If you’re looking for a scriptable notes solution, this might be worth checking out.
Triangle - Better Web Type
If you can’t enjoy a game based around typographic perfection, this is not for you.
GNU Direvent
A file-watcher with a lot of options and event granularity. There is a boatload of options for watching a directory for changes and executing a command, but if the others aren’t doing what you’re looking for, check direvent out. Oh, and by the way, it’s really good to see OneThingWell back at it (via).
MakeEmoji
A tool for creating custom animated emoji for Slack and Discord. Upload a photo and download various animations of it, ready for upload to Slack (or Discord). My red, floating head :brett-angry: one is going to come in handy eventually, though :brett-dance: will find more use, I’m sure.
Brett Terpstra

Brett is a writer and developer living in Minnesota, USA. You can follow him as ttscoff on Twitter, GitHub, and Mastodon. Keep up with this blog by subscribing in your favorite news reader.

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