4 entries tagged make

Markdown + Make versus Microsoft Word

I have written a short note about using make and sed with Markdown to maintain a collection of HTML documents. Programmers are forever writing documentation (proposals, specifications, technical notes, and so on), and the latest stage in my quest to make writing prose as frictionless as possible I have started using Markdown to do this. Before that I wrote in HTML with some XML mixed in to better handle sectioning; before that I used Microsoft Word. Read more

Flickr Badge in SVG

In October 2004 I added a Flickr 'badge' to my home page. Now that someone's asked me how this is done, I am going to explain in a reasonable about of detail how the SVG file is generated automatically from information on Flickr. Even if you don't feel a pressing need to create a SVG file celebrating your Flickr photos, the techniques described herein are fairly widely applicable if you happen to maintain your own web site. Read more

Attic Pluck: Alleged Tarot 2002

It has taken only ten years but we now have SVG support as good as it was ten years ago using Adobe’s SVG Viewer plug-in in Netscape 4. I have decided it is about time I resurrected my 2002 project, the Alleged Tarot. Read more