It's all spinning wheels and self-doubt until the first pot of coffee.

What were all those bullets for?

Did you see that thing I just posted? Weird. Back when I used Dave Winer's OPML Editor, I used to have a daily habit of opening a new outline and popping over to it throughout the day to collect random thoughts.

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Toot = Tiny Outburst of Text

I've been toying with something Twitterish lately, and thought I needed a different word to describe the central social object. So, I started using toot, which means "tiny outburst of text". Of course, I started by making fart jokes to myself before that expansion appeared in my head. But, I think it's fun.

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Random thoughts for 2014 Oct 23

TL;DR: This is a bunch of stuff I just randomly collected throughout the day. Look here for a bit of explanation. I may or may not do this again. I'm experimenting and entertaining myself.

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Playing with a node.js app project layout

I'm pleased with this project layout for a node.js-based web client / server app.

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Static blog generation with Gulp and S3

I've long agreed that many sites, like blogs, are better baked than fried. It makes for web hosting that's cheaper to run and simpler to maintain. I've also often thought that using a database can be an anti-pattern for managing content. But, what I've also found is that baked sites often yield a poor writing environment. That said, I think I'm going to give it another try, because I think I might have found a new approach that works for me.

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