Jack Baty's Weblog

Writing on technology, media, and everything else. Leans analog.



Dave Winer has been building clever tools around blogging for many years. His latest, Drummer, was made publicly available yesterday. Of course I'm trying it. I've been using Dave's publishing tools since 1998. Blogging in an outline feels so natural. In fact, it feels so natural that I'm experimenting with

Meta: Migrated this blog to a new server

A quick programming note: this site has been moved from a Digital Ocean instance, managed by Cloudron, to a 1-click Digital Ocean Ghost droplet, managed by me. You shouldn't notice any changes, but if you do spot something amiss, please let me know. I'm trying to phase out my use

Managing my TiddlyWiki with WebDAV and Tailscale

I am managing my TiddlyWiki wikis as stand-alone HTML documents using a WebDAV server accessed securely from anywhere via Tailscale and I can now drag and drop images into content and have them uploaded and linked automatically. It's brilliant!

No, YOU host it.

Self-hosting apps and services used to be fun. I no longer find it to be fun enough to justify the time and hassle. I'll always have at least one "static" webserver running Caddy, for tossing a bunch of small static sites onto. And I'll probably always host my own blogs.

Phone size vs minimalism

It's no problem using a big phone even if you're trying to go minimal. Size doesn't matter.

We're living through the dumbest era in human history

NFTs are nothing. At least until the "T" in NFT actually means something.

Ulysses can update Ghost posts now

I wasn't aware that Ulysses recently added the ability to update existing posts when publishing to blogs running Ghost. This makes publishing my blog with Ulysses more interesting. I've been able to publish to Ghost or WordPress for a while, but the inability to fix the inevitable typo(s) right

If only I enjoyed writing half as much as switching blogging platforms...

Soooo, I switched baty.blog (you're soaking in it) from a Hugo-managed static website to a self-hosted instance of Ghost. Again.
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