• ❗Short announcement: I made some changes to my megafeed hosted on FeedPress by adding Blips RSS feed and this metablog RSS feed. If you want to get everything I share via a single RSS feed, this is what you need to subscribe to in your favourite browser. All updates to my digital presence are posted on this changelog page. Now, returning to normal programming. 📺

  • On Sharing My Writings — What Goes Where

    I recently got a few comments and questions from some followers on Micro.blog about my use of Scribbles versus Micro.blog blog hosting services. One guy couldn’t figure out why I was using Scribbles to write very short posts using a one-word title while I was using Micro.blog for longer posts, most … read more

  • The Date of Publication is a Must - Updated 2024-03-15

    Have you ever searched the web for an article where you couldn’t see when it was published? It happens to me quite often. I don’t understand why such important information isn’t communicated to the readers. In a fast-moving numeric world, the publishing date helps the reader gauge … read more

  • No More Photo Duplicates Hopefully

    I decided to disable cross-posting from my Glass feed to Bluesky and Pixelfed. This should fix the photo duplicates on your Micro.blog timeline each time I post a new image on Glass. Sorry for the inconvenience. The problem was simple: Let’s say I share an image on Glass, Micro.blog picks it … read more

  • If you want a peak at my current reading notes management workflow, you might find this video interesting (Craft, Bear 2, Omnivore, Readwise).

  • 🔗 Mobivention announces its own iOS App Marketplace

    As detailed by the company in a press release, mobivention’s App Marketplace will let developers distribute B2B and B2C apps to their customers outside the iOS App Store. “The mobivention App marketplace is primarily aimed at business customers who are looking for an alternative solution for distributing their apps,” mobivention explains.

    Tired: there is an app for that. Wired: There is a marketplace for that. 🤓

  • How Do I Read and Process an Article

    Let’s say I stumble on an article I wish to read and process. I’ll follow the following steps, covering the collection and archival stages. Save the article in Omnivore1,2. Set tags in Omnivore. Read the article, highlight text as needed and write comments if required. Summarize the article using … read more

  • Each week, I use this template in Things 3 to help me out with my planning. Each Sunday, I duplicate the whole project and rename it accordingly. I love Things 3[^1]. [^1] I tried to do this in Apple Reminders but I prefer Things 3 experience.

  • Today I added a new global changelog1 page to my metablog. The changelog will cover all the changes applied to my digital publishing space.

    1. A changelog is a document or record that details the changes made in a software project. It typically includes information about new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and any modifications made to the software between different versions or updates. ↩︎

  • Some Hurdles to Fix Already

    I encountered my first few hurdles in transposing my content from a Craft document to a Micro.blog. Craft enables rich document content and supports block types like JSON output or command line examples. Posts containing these need special Markdown attention. Thanks to some help1, I figured that … read more

  • Browsing Past Published Articles on Ghost

    Circumventing Ghost’s limited posts management capabilities. I recently decided to spend some time editing past articles published on my Numeric Citizen Space website. I first thought that by going to my Ghost admin page, I could quickly browse past published articles by month. I … read more

  • Let's start something new. Again.

    This blog is a Micro.blog hosted version of the Craft-hosted version. I’m currently in the slow process of copying my content over here. read more

  • My Blogger Workflow as of 2021-03

    This is the first post on Numeric Citizen I/O about my blogger workflow. This website’s mission is metablogging, which means writing about the tools and services that I use as a blogger and content creator. I hope you enjoy the ride here. This is the most comprehensive update yet. In this workflow … read more

  • Showing Support for Real Mac Software

    I bought Nova in support of real Mac software developers So, I decided to buy Nova, the best client for editing and publishing content to this Blot website using Git and Markdown. MacStories published a review of Nova just yesterday, emphasizing that Nova feels like a real MacOS application. I felt … read more

  • Ghost 4 is Out! So What?

    Ghost 4 is out, but is lacking one major feature. Now, at version 4, Ghost, a self-hosting publishing platform, is buzzing again. To me, Ghost always looked like a modern version of WordPress. They share many similarities. The close integration of website and newsletter publishing is way better than … read more

  • Tips and Tricks on Optimizing Articles Exposure on Medium

    To make a dent on Medium, optimizing exposure is a must. I’ve been on Medium for many years, and I learned a few tips on maximizing article exposure along the way. These tips and tricks made a difference for me. If you plan to submit an article to a Medium publication, beware of busy publications: … read more

  • Cleaning up my WordPress Blog

    Simpler is better. If you know about WordPress, you probably know how bloated your WordPress site can become with heavy visual themes and lots of more or less useful plugins installed. Those using WordPress.com for hosting their WordPress website know how pushy WordPress.com can be. They really want … read more

  • A Really Useful Git Beginner’s Guide

    I’m using Git to maintain this blog, which runs on Blot. Up until now, my Git knowledge has come from YouTube. Today, I came across this Git beginner’s guide that I wish I had on hand before starting this blog. The nice thing about this guide is that it covers the command line commands plus a … read more

  • Editing on the Go Is a Must

    Editing and publishing on the go is a must, after all. This weekend, I’m away from home. I thought I could get away with it and skip editing Blot posts on the go on the iPad. I was wrong. As I wrote at length here, the jury is still out on the best way to achieve this. For now, on the iPad, Working … read more

  • Using the iPad for Editing Blot Posts With a Git Client

    Editing new content from the iPad for this blog poses some challenges. I started writing this post using my iPad, Working Copy and Textastic1. The file was initially created within Working Copy’s sandbox, but I fetched content from the Blot Git repo to store the most recent changes locally on my … read more