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I do a lot of private journaling using tarot cards as my prompts. Sometimes, I end up with thoughts about the cards themselves that I think are worth sharing, so I'm starting collecting to those thoughts on my wiki.

clarity.flowers/wiki/tarot.htm

In the static site generator I'm working on, you can include shell commands in your documents, the output of which is run through the parser. The payoff for this has already been incredible.

clarity.flowers/wiki/sitegen.h

The more I work on my static site generator the more I come to appreciate the finer points of gemini. Realized today that I'm not properly escaping any of my html content, so some code blocks that contain html are rendering wrong.

the 20-person-ish startup I work at is hiring a data systems engineer 

It would particularly make me happy to have more queer people to work with.

Our engineering team is mostly located in Portland, Oregon but we're open to hiring fully remote employees.

Included are some snippets from our company handbook.

jobs.lever.co/ridereport/a39e7

I've deleted that job posting because apparently our remote policy has improved and is now way less nonsense, will re-post as soon as I'm clear on it :)

I've finally started a personal wiki as a place to collect & organize thoughts, inspirations, and projects (inspired by @neauoire's wiki.xxiivv.com) and am finding it immediately rewarding. Unlike bookmarking services, social media posts, or one-off note files, I have to actively "unpack" or re-engage with my existing notes as I add to them. Excited to watch this strange garden grow over time

I wrote a ~1000 line tool that lets me add pages to my website as vaguely markdown-ish files that are then turned into html and gemini pages. Which means I'm now on gemini! gemini://clarity.flowers/

I was genuinely surprised at how little time it took me to build this. Feels really refreshing to start and finish a project in the same week for once.

Daniel at Esoteric codes asked us about our design philosophy at 100R, trying to put words on our practices.

Been working on my budget software again recently. After such a long break I'm finding that I'm feeling refreshed and much more creative and am seeing the code more clearly.

One thing I've been struggling with is how ncurses swallows all your stderr output. It really messes up my printf debugging. So, I modified my logger to log to a file which is then printed when you exit ncurses mode. Then I made a shortcut that lets you step out of ncurses mode temporarily like Vim.

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One of my 2021 projects is to start writing down my thoughts instead of just telling my girlfriends about them

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I wrote about using browsers without tabs, and the relationship between convenience, scale, and alienation: clarity.flowers/blog/convenien

I've felt immensely powerful ever since it actually sank in that you can just write your own simple bash scripts and put them in your bin. Here's a script that uses imagemagick to dither an image and then opens it in macos preview gist.github.com/clarityflowers

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getting really into intentionally over-dithered images these days. might end up making my own dithering algorithm bc I'm not satisfied with what I get out of imagemagick

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Updated my website (clarity.flowers) to include links to my reading list and the most recent thing I've made. Also made the html more accessible and gave it a lower-key look.

Incredible that I can find so much joy in writing a whole feature's worth of code, realizing that I don't actually need that feature, and then deleting all of my work. The responsibility of maintenance holds so much weight in my mind.

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My budgeting software seems to get slower and slower every month, so, I'm writing my own to replace it. Working with ncurses has been a little bit frustrating, but ultimately less frustrating than any other UI tool I've ever used.

My budgeting software seems to get slower and slower every month, so, I'm writing my own to replace it. Working with ncurses has been a little bit frustrating, but ultimately less frustrating than any other UI tool I've ever used.

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