Today I learned

Learnings (sometimes daily) captured for posterity and educational purposes.

Accessing static files in Jekyll

While investigating ways of using static files with Jekyll for a site prototype I was building, I learned that site.static_files was a thing. What is it and why you should care? Let me take a minute to share…

HTML inside Kramdown table cells

The question of how to write a list inside of a table cell with Kramdown recently came up on Jekyll Talk — prompting me to look for a solution.

Oil pastels are not pencils

Oil pastels are not pencils

Not to overstate the obvious here, but oil pastels do not behave like colored pencils.

CSS blur effect

Playing with the new Depth Effect (aka fauxkeh) on my iPhone 7 Plus got me thinking about Gaussian blurs, and how to improve their use on this site.

Using SSI to detect cookies

In my never ending quest to micro-optimize the hell out of my site, I ran into a snag when trying to use SSI directives to improve the loading of critical CSS and cached stylesheets.