Stuff that's bugging me

November 1, 2012

Here’s a list of things that are irritating me about my self-built blogging tool right now:

Having to name my blog post files the same as the title - I’d really like to be able to name them arbitrarily. At present, it doesn’t work if you name the file wrong. (Turns out, no sooner do I complain than the developer is on it…)

Having to put a title on every post. Not only that, every post has to have a unique title. That’s because the title is how we know what the URL should be. Because the file name is tied to the title. This is OK if I continue to post sporadically, but I could end up having to get rather more creative than I’d like if this gets too frequent (or too long-lived, as I hope it will).

The overhead involved in posting makes this tend toward the long-form. Not that I’m as verbose in my writing as some. But I wouldn’t write tweets on this thing.

I like having everything in human-readable, version-controlled plain text. That’s cool. But I don’t really know if anyone else shares this fetish. Yet I’d like to be building stuff that others might one day use.

And yet, I don’t know if this code is ready to present to others. What is it they say about releasing software? “If you’re not embarassed, you’ve left it too long,” I think is how it goes.

Stuff that's bugging me - November 1, 2012 - Lucas Wilson-Richter