Another week, another stack of chips. This week’s chips look like this:
This may be of interest to a handful of people with old Yahoo experience, but would be massively confusing to anyone else. Not helped by a complete lack of documentation, because right now I just can’t be bothered to write it.
But I want to use it and since to the best of my knowledge I am the only person using flourish, this isn’t a problem.
Eventually I’ll write some docs but that’s something I really have to be in the mood for. And this week I was not in that mood.
As can be seen in the stripe of white chips in the middle of the week I had a lie-in on Wednesday and did some general houseworky stuff instead to clear my brain. Then spent the rest of Wednesday switching my site to use Sectile.
Thursday I cleaned up and committed the changes to flourish having found any bugs by converting my site. Then spent the afternoon reading because I couldn’t code any more. Some of that reading was prep for today though; I was researching how to make GIFs using FFmpeg.
A while ago I made a GIFs site. Originally in Hugo, to learn that. Later converted to flourish as a second test case. But the gifs themselves were made with Gif Brewery. It’s a great program for casual GIF making but not for bulk.
Plus everything is a little too manual. Even if you save the state, changing fonts means essentially starting from scratch. That, times every GIF? Nope.
So now I have a script to make a GIF from a config file. And that config file will double as the source definition for a page in flourish. So making and publishing the GIF in one.
And to celebrate I remade one of my favourite GIFs and the whole reason I got into making them in the first place (because no-one else had and it’s just the best Invader Zim line). Ta-da!