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    17 Jan 2021 »

    Maintaining a Zettelkasten using Bash and Vi

    I’ve mentioned earlier that I was trying to use ‘basic’ tools like Vi and Bash preference to gui heavy tools. Describing Vi and Bash as simple tools does them a disservice. Bash is powerful enough to be used as a full programming language,even before you factor in the range of...
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    31 Dec 2020 »

    Revisiting Jekyll Blog Scripting

    It’s nearly five years since I first started blogging using Jekyll. Although I haven’t exactly been prolific in that time, I have found that my earlier attempts at scripting are too brittle to be portable. every time I try to use them somewhere new, I end up manually bodging a...
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    24 May 2020 »

    The Future of High Street Retail

    Last year, before there was a hint of Coronavirus, I wrote an essay about how the high street can compete with Amazon, Tesco and other retail giants. It’s too early to say how deeply the impact of Coronavirus will be felt by the high street, but it’s clear that the...
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    07 Apr 2019 »

    Markdown, Pandoc, and LaTeX

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to typeset documents using LaTeX, but found the syntax forbidding. On the other hand, Markdown is really simple to use, but is lacking in features for print such as page breaks. Whilst writing my current assignment, I decided to take the opportunity to ditch...
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    31 Jan 2019 »

    50 Shades of Salo

    Salo is a horribly beautiful film. It depicts some of the most violently unpleasant things you can imagine in a sumptuous way. The cinematography is gorgeous, the colours opulently saturated, the sets luxurious. The experience of watching the film however leaves you feeling sullied, grimey, complicit. Without realising it, you...
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