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…

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CSS Blur Effect

  • 1 min read

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.

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Using SSI to Detect Cookies

  • 2 min read

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.

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