Boris Mann

Open Source. Community. Decentralized Web. Building dev tools at Fission. Cooks & eats.

Home

Nov 27, 2020

  • November 27, 2020

Lots of catching up with people this week. It’s Thursday night / Friday “morning” and I’m reflecting.

Today (Thursday, that is), I met up with DH for coffee, which had me reflect back to Finhaven and the path that has lead here to FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with [[Brooklyn Zelenka]].

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
[[Discord]] chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

.

Had a call with Amanda K one morning, sent her a link to When Tailwinds Vanish: The Internet in the 2020sWhen Tailwinds Vanish: The Internet in the 2020s

The Internet tailwinds that propelled Silicon Valley’s meteoric growth for decades are stalling out. The ripple effects will jolt the tech industry.

By [[John Luttig]] https://luttig.substack.com/p/when-tailwinds-vanish


Like any mature industry, Silicon Valley must battle to maintain growth in the face of immense economic gravity. For the first time in Internet history, startup growth will require a push from the company and not a pull from the market. Unlike the organic pull that drove m...
. She was interested in my blog layout here and was asking about whether it needed a dev or not.

That led me over to the original Simply JekyllSimply Jekyll
Highly customized JekyllJekyll
Set env variable PAGES_REPO_NWO to build on Netlify
Set the environment variable PAGES_REPO_NWO to a repo such as spadebuilders/EIPs if you want to have Jekyll sites build on Netlify.
Posts by Year
{% raw %}
{% for post in site.posts %}
{% capture current_year %}{{ post.date | date: "%Y" }}{% endcapture %}
{% if current_year != previous_year %}
{% unless forloop.first %}
</ul>
{% endunless %}
<h2>{{ current_year }}</h2>
<ul>
...
template that supports both posts and custom notes, with everything able to be linked together with [[backlinks]] and other features.
Found via @bopuc on Ton’s post.

By Raghuveer S, [[@raghuveerdotnet on Github::https://github.com/raghuveerdotnet]].
Preview / example https://simply-jekyll.netlify.app/, available on Github https://github.com/raghuveerdotnet/simply-jekyll.
Tutorial [[How to setup Simply Jekyll]], which is basically clone the repo, connect to [[Netl...
, since this site is super customized and in a private repo. I forked it into a public repo here: https://github.com/bmann/simply-jekyll

And then I setup Forestry so that Amanda could use it “without a dev”. Deploy is Netlify, because Simply Jekyll won’t run on Github Pages. I’ll need to do a proper HOWTO and properly setup the forked repo as a template repo to make it easy for people to run their own version. Sample site up here: https://quizzical-bartik-446efa.netlify.app

That’s one framework JekyllJekyll
Set env variable PAGES_REPO_NWO to build on Netlify
Set the environment variable PAGES_REPO_NWO to a repo such as spadebuilders/EIPs if you want to have Jekyll sites build on Netlify.
Posts by Year
{% raw %}
{% for post in site.posts %}
{% capture current_year %}{{ post.date | date: "%Y" }}{% endcapture %}
{% if current_year != previous_year %}
{% unless forloop.first %}
</ul>
{% endunless %}
<h2>{{ current_year }}</h2>
<ul>
...
, a free tier git code hosting with Github, a second free tier commercial service Forestry, and then a third free tier build/hosting service in Netlify. That’s a lot of heavy lifting for “just” a blog + notes. Forestry from a day to day, week to week perspective is the most valuable part of that: the actual editing app.

And tonight, I just finished pushing a new site for CobuildingCobuilding
Exploring shared housing options in [[Vancouver]] through [[Community Land Trusts]] (CLT) and other models.
Nov 27th, 2020: New cobuilding.ca live
Used Forestry – sort of, need to go back and edit the settings. The Minimal MistakesMinimal Mistakes
Minimal Mistakes is a [[Jekyll]] theme that I have used for many years. Extremely flexible, lots of layouts and options, well-structured code.
[[Jekyll]] theme. All on Github Pages directly.
Sept 16th, 2020: Domain name acquired
Registered https://cobuilding.ca. Have an Airtable signup form at http://signup.cobuilding.ca to gather information, need to setup more of a landing page.
April 2020: 10 U...
live. Forestry setup was a little trickier because Minimal MistakesMinimal Mistakes
Minimal Mistakes is a [[Jekyll]] theme that I have used for many years. Extremely flexible, lots of layouts and options, well-structured code.
has complicated Front Matter at times, I’ll go back to it in a bit.

Why are these two sites not on Fission? Forestry needs to connect to a git provider is the short answer.

I’m doing some tinkering with FrontityFrontity
Frontity is a React-based front end framework that uses [[WordPress]] as a [[Headless CMS]].
Works with hosted [[Wordpress.com]] sites.
Received investment from [[Automattic]].
, a React front end framework designed to use Wordpress as a Headless CMS, that will be a good fit for hosting on Fission.

And now, to bed.