• Every now and then I think about growing my beard back. But I quickly realize that’s not a commitment I’m willing to make…

    • Journalling, for me, is a kind of ritual during which I enter into a conversation with myself and all those little demons floating around inside my head and we all get to know each other a bit bit better.

    • Today, I’m grateful that, by making the choice to post to my blog and syndicate from there, I’ve been able to retain control over my posts even if I delete them from Twitter.

  • Single Sourcing My CV

    Part two of two on single sourcing content, this time covering my CV, which starts as YAML and ends up as HTML, PDF, and even a Word doc.

    As I mentioned in my previous post, my blog is often both a place to throw ideas out into the world, and a place to mess around with screwy ideas, and one of those ideas I’ve been messing around with is using Jekyll’s abilities as a static site generator to produce multiple outputs from a single source.

    The first experiment in this area involved my cookbook, wherein I took a bunch of individual markdown files and crammed them together into something that pandoc can use to generate PDF and even EPUB outputs.

    My second experiment in this area was with my CV. The challenge with something like a CV is that the layout requirements are pretty complex and don’t fit well with a basic template-and-markdown model. As a result, I ended up having to take a less orthodox approach to this project.

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