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2023 Week 8 in Review

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~505 words, about a 3 min read.

"The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the Axe, for the Axe was clever and convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them."
— Turkish Proverb

February has been a surprisingly busy month! I didn't get half the writing I wanted to get done however I did write two (as yet unpublished) #11ty plugins, one for automated font subsetting and the other for adding Obsidian style wikilinks, backlinks and embeds.

This week I rediscovered the Mighty Car Mods YouTube channel with their Worlds Fastest Midget series; I never stopped liking their content but YouTube in its infinite wizdom stopped promoting them to me. Since I started skipping the homepage and only intentionally visiting my subscribed feed I have begun rediscovering channels I hadn't watched in years!

Continuing onward from last week's implementation of font subsetting, this week I rewrote my #WikiLinks implementation into a new Eleventy.js Interlink Plugin. This was made possible thanks to several additions to v2 of #11ty: the as yet undocumented RenderManager class that exposes the eleventy.js template engine for arbitrary programmatic use and the amendLibrary method that has been recently added to the Configuration API.

I'll be tidying this up and publishing it at some point in March.

Joke of the week

Question What did one plate whisper to the other plate?
Answer Dinner is on me.

Notable Articles Read

Notable Videos Watched

Cool things from around the internet

  1. This is something I might write about in the future but for now you might be interested in Quirky Chips originally published in Embedded Systems Design magazine in February 2012. ↩︎

Page History

This page was first added to the repository on February 28, 2023 in commit e3b3e8ac and has since been amended once. View the source on GitHub.

  1. refactor(#304): move files into src folder
  2. feat: publish 2023 week 8 in review