Why I believe in MarkDown

When I first learned of MarkDown I was torn between having to write academical papers in software like Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages. Both are surely functional Programs, even though I’d always preferred Open or Libre Office, for the sake of standards and an open world.

In my studies as a Multimedia Designer in Denmark I even handed in some papers that were written in HTML and compiled to PDF.

That clearly was not the most practical, but for me the most bearable of these alternatives. Plain text is just great, especially for people who write a lot or the ones that code on a somewhat daily basis. Continue reading “Why I believe in MarkDown”

Ghost: Blogging Platform on node.js: I backed!

I just backed Ghost on Kickstarter. Ghost is, according to the ambitious authors, going to be a blogging platform based on node.js, that will be extendable with plugins and themes, like WordPress.

My incentive for throwing in 10£ was that backers get a month early access to the projects source code, whereas everyone else will be granted that about a month later. Time for me to poke at this project, which I am burning to do. Continue reading “Ghost: Blogging Platform on node.js: I backed!”

Node.js and blinking keyboards

Did you ever want to make your keyboard back light (or any other light source you can control with a bash command) show Morse code?

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I have and since I’m primarily back on Linux now, this wasn’t a hard thing to do. For the first time I really looked at executing bash commands from inside node.js. The very quickly written and barely documented source is to be found here: https://github.com/JonathanMH/morse-board Continue reading “Node.js and blinking keyboards”

Blender Guru: rain on glass

The Blender Guru has published an amazing tutorial with photorealistic outcome again, and I quickly wanted to show what he’s been up to this time. Andrew Price is kind of the video-co pilot of the Blender community and creating some really, really beautiful things with it.

Check him out if you’re interested in using Blender, which is actively developed and also very easy possibilities of building render farms with it, when one computer simply isn’t efficient at rendering a scene.

Applab Odense April 2013 recap

The participants, many of them students from the EAL, others from Copenhagen or just volunteering enthusiasts, went on a 24h sprint with Applab.

First, introduction of toolkits, group building and idea generation tasks were on the schedule, followed by a supply of sandwiches and softdrinks.

The theme of the sprint was to utilize the information exposed by institutions within Odense, which up front were listed as possible data sources on the events page. Continue reading “Applab Odense April 2013 recap”

git every day

I’ve previously mentioned, that I installed GitLab 5.0 and it’s been pretty cool since. Today I just want to write about what I use git for in my everyday life.

If you want a quick recap of what git is, visit their official site or read my previous post Why you should start using git now

What I’ve been doing so far

About 1.5-2 years ago I started getting into git, because I wanted to take part in developing software smartly, in teams and take part in global open source projects.

I keep my WordPress plugins on github, parallel to the WordPress plugin repository and a couple of months ago I started fixing minor mistakes in other projects. Continue reading “git every day”

HTML Workshop Odense, Denmark

HTML5_LogoI’m hosting another workshop, this time about HTML & CSS, mainly for students at the EAL, but everybody is welcome.

Since some students are about to create their first website and have not had lessons about HTML, we’re going to take very basic things first and then get coding right away.

As usual I’ll post my slides up front, so everybody can see what they’re going to spend 2-3 hours of their life on. Continue reading “HTML Workshop Odense, Denmark”